Thursday, February 23, 2017
This and That
The homemade Kahlua I gifted at Christmas has been a hit. You can get the link to it here.
The Good Lord dropped a barn beam during the last storm we had, so it was recently cut up and will be used for firewood. These will burn hot, and for a longer time. And it's one less part of the big barn to deal with. If the Good Lord drops the entire barn, then we can really get to work on it.
Bugs are coming to life, so the ladies had free range roaming yesterday. The immediately took dirt baths. I do like to know where the eggs are being left, but I need bug patrol too. I've seen a few stink bugs come out of hiding, and several spiders.
I have been waiting for my own car to be repaired so I could job hunt and get a full-time job (outside the home). However, the bomb was dropped on me the other night. I have to relinquish my car to my 17 year-old so she can work (to buy her own car). She has an interview this Friday. It's not what I had planned. However, I may find an early morning shift to where I can use my car during the day, and her at night. I guess we'll see. Six kids, six cars.
Just something I didn't think about. As a teen, I rode my bicycle to work, and bought my own cars. With cash. Even paid for my own car insurance. Back then we didn't have cell phones. Not until I started having kids (and I got a deal through where I worked for $9.99/month and it was like carrying around a block). Here in the boonies, the kids cannot ride a bicycle to work.
The weather here continues to remain in the 60's. I plan on taking a walk to the fruit trees to see if they think it's spring too. Hopefully, they are all okay. I'm sure the garlic thinks it's spring. Global warming at it's finest? We also have predictions of tornado weather (in mid-winter!!) tomorrow - high winds, etc. Say a prayer. Think good thoughts.
On a good note, I am back to walking 3-4 miles now. I still deal with back pain, but I'm using my comfrey salve and doing stretches too. I am using homemade hand sanitizer, a anti-ill essential oil spray and I keep drinking my teas and eating my greens. In fact, I'm eating dandelion greens in my breakfast this morning.