Monday, June 3, 2013
From a Journal Junkie . . .
From the Homesteading Journal . . .
. . . made my own bird deterrent for the strawberry beds - recycled pie pan, string, and a piece of recycled tent pole. I used what I had, considering the budget is tight right now (from the tile project). Later in the day I saw robins snacking away as soon as the wind stopped (and the pie pans stopped banging away). I guess I better start saving up for bird netting and supplies. However, I did spray paint some small stones red, and placed them under the plants for now too. We'll see if they return after pecking at a stone.
. . . planted new curly parsley, and more tomatoes.
. . .in preparation for hot days, I started to save and fill empty plastic bottles with water. They are being frozen to place in goat water buckets.
. . . the bathroom tile project continues - humidity is a huge factor in it's completion. I cannot wait to use my shower again.
. . .found a way to recycle the plastic from an old, broken portable closet.
. . . made a homemade non-toxic, herbal fusion, disinfectant. I'm looking forward to seeing the results. I can make it from everything in the garden, with the exception of the organic apple cider vinegar (for the recipe and others: 14 Bleach-Free Surface Disinfectants).
. . . dehydrated 2 lbs. of organic carrots (with another 2 lbs. to dehydrate) I bought on sale for $.99 at the grocery store. The only bad part about buying these, is the leftover plastic bag.
From the Handiwork Journal. . .
. . .crocheted another rag rug. It's made from old sheets and pillow cases.
From the Family Journal . . .
. . .my youngest daughter gets to spend a few days with her Grandma.
. . . my son surprised me by cleaning out the refrigerator.
. . . my allergies are flared up from spending so much time in the wind this past weekend. I hope to get some relief today.
From the Gratitude Journal . . .
Today I am thankful for:
~ Much cooler weather. It's nice to have a break from the heat.
~ My rose bushes blooming again.
~ My herb garden. It's come in use for more than just cooking and baking.
~ God's promises.
~ The quiet morning here today. I can't hear anything, but birds, and my dehydrator.