One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Random Tidbits

......things that make me smile.


Homemade granola smells so good when it's baking.




Inspired by life, created by hand - handmade thank you card.
The granola and a camper reusable shopping bag, recently went in the mail for a very over due thank you.







What I've been up to - freezing greens, drying herbs, dead-heading, gutting the garden, weeding, the usual chores and such.

We can't seem to get a break from car/truck repairs.  Hubby has more work to do on the truck yet, our 18 year-old informed us her car is leaking oil, and last Friday our oldest daughter called - her muffler.  Son even called.  Some things on his new car, that were said to have been fixed, were not.  I'm about to invest in horse and buggy and fence in the back and the let horse eat down the pasture. 

Well, he fixed Oldest Daughter's car, but his truck now needs one more repair - brake calipers.


....what makes my skin crawl.  

Orb weavers are everywhere this year.  They are building webs where I walk every day.  One even had a web hanging from a power line, stretched over my herb garden, and all the way down to my rose bushes.  We had a giant, mammoth wolf spider in the bathroom sink the other day too.  The one in the sink went to spider heaven.

6 comments:

Sam I Am...... said...

I'm not sure if there is any meaning to all the spiders but it does seem like there are more than the normal amount building webs. Rough winter? I can only hope...sorry...I love Fall and Winter.
Your crochet looks pretty and I need to make some granola. thanks for reminding me. And dry some herbs too. So much to do in the Fall before "settling in"....I just want to do the "settling in" part! LOL!

Kristina said...

Sam I am, there are a lot more spiders and bugs this fall. Strange.

RB said...

I wonder if you know how much your newsletters make us smile too. Every time I see one of your beautiful sewing projects, I smile.
Orb spiders don't bother me, although I have been known to move one when its baby's nest was getting ready to get rained on.
Wolf spiders though, they're another thing entirely, though I probably would have tried to catch the darn thing in a jar and usher it quickly outside to the weedy area if I could.
God bless.
RB
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Kristina said...

RB, when Son was home, he'd rescue all the spiders for me. Hubby has become the spider catcher now.

RB said...

You should see me with a mouse, a jar and a pair of salad tongs. Then I take them on a little drive to a farm down the road.
And keep in mind, we have 10 cats - 3 inside and 7 outside, so that's a brave (or stupid) mouse that I think deserves another chance to live, somewhere else.
LOL
God bless.
RB
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Kristina said...

RB, ha ha ha! I did that once, but just took it outside (with tongs)