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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~

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Non-Porch Projects

Wow!  We had a high of 71°F on Tuesday, but rain, rain and more rain.  

Breakfast  ~ Two eggs over easy, over leftover Mexican Quinoa.  A favorite lately.  The hens were oh so happy yesterday with weather change. I hope egg supply increases today.


Banana-Blueberry bread.  I made this using homemade yogurt vs. sour cream.  It turned out very soft too.  I had hoped it would last the rest of the work week, but it's going fast already.

There was a request for more Mexican Quinoa, so I pulled a bag of corn from the freezer.  I laughed, and laughed.  My youngest daughter and Hubby took over the corn when I couldn't (taking it off the cob and freezing it last summer).  So funny.  It was 2-ish cups too.


I finished this "Harley Davidson" scarf yesterday.  It's being donated to the auction too.  

Although it looks like I had a rather busy day, it seemed to go slower to me.

I even opened the garage and started to clean up in there too.  Even if the rain came down or not.  Cleaning the garage and the utility room are my trouble spots.  Things get thrown in, and no one around here keeps it tidy.  We need the space to pull a vehicle in, when repairs are needed too (like my awaiting brake repair).

I managed to add some items to the thrift box, and filled two garbage bags of garbage.  I emptied about 6 cardboard boxes, which are awaiting me to breakdown and tote to the barn for another use.  I found several items to get rid of, that have been offered to other people.  If they are not wanted, they too, go to the thrift.  I even found a box of clothes hangers, which included "toddler" hangers to pass on as well.  Although only an hour or so was spent in there, if felt good to get a start on it (again).

It's crazy weather for February, so after chores, I took my current project to the porch.  I was quickly back inside.  Until the rain stops, I can't put a chair out on the covered porch.  During this time of year, the wind blows the rain right under the roof and covers the entire porch.  I was so ready to take a folding chair out there too.  The sun popped out for a while too.

It's a bit cooler today.  No heat needed, but no open windows either.  It'll get cold again, but I so enjoyed the warm up.

Don't worry, I won't be deep cleaning today.  It's too cold to open the garage or work in my closet.  I'll most likely do a swipe type cleaning, check laundry status, delegate sweeping of floors, and dishes, and do some writing.  I should probably bring in more radish pods and get more seeds ready too. I'll admit, I am excited to see spring planting arrive soon. 

4 comments:

Rain said...

I'm excited for spring planting too! We have lots of rain the last few days too, which is making things so messy out there. But winter isn't over yet, snow in the forecast for Friday. You egg dish looks great and that bundt bread too! :)

Kristina said...

Thanks Rain, we are flooding here now.

mamasmercantile said...

Love the look of the bundt. I am hoping to get started on the tyres that I am using as planters so I can start on some herbs seeds.

Kristina said...

Thanks mamasmercantile