The weather went from warm to cold. Even so, I let my ladies out and gave their coops a clean sweep. Egg production is still a bit low, but as they get more sunshine I hope to see an increase.
Propane was ordered and delivered. Prices were higher this year. In fact, it cost us $200 more than the last fill-up, but still less than the most expensive year too.
I finished the study completely. Every paper sorted, filed, and in it's place, and an entire novel printed out and ready to read (from National Novel Writing Month of 2012). It will be interesting to read over. Writing has resumed, and I pray that I get less side-tracked.
The "try-it recipe pile is gone. Literally. Almost 98% of them went in the trash, plastic pages are in the school supplies, and only a few to try. The binders are completely empty. Any recipe that called for processed food I tossed. I just couldn't save them all.
I donated three more books I could live without. Non-fiction.
In the midst of going through some papers, I found this. I thought I'd share for those who are starting their "spring" cleaning. It's dated 2012, but I would assume the same guidelines apply today?
We played (and still playing today) the "car shuffle" this week too. Vet-Tech Daughter came home with her car huffing and puffing. It literally shut off by itself, as she pulled in. She's moving out, so this was a snag in the process. She's been borrowing my car to get to school and work, and that forced me to stay home the entire week. And repairs are done by Hubby (and extended family), so that delays other big jobs on the "to-do" list. It's a cost saver, so I can't complain.
So what did I do? I went back to my extreme clean of the utility room, having a slight detour (but a good one detour), and boy are the empty canning jars piling up. It may take me longer to tidy up.
As for the walnuts? I'm still cracking them. We are now talking about planting two English walnut trees, but locating a nursery will be interesting. The walnut butter I made in the past was delicious, so there are benefits. Have you seen all the food recalls lately? Lots of them.