A recent conversation on the porch with Hubby got us talking. We talked about what we would never do again as a homesteader - deal with black walnuts.
The other day workers were going up and down the country highway, and cutting back trees near the power lines. Our black walnut tree is one of them. I looked out the window and saw the guy on the ground throwing black walnuts at the guy in the bucket. It gave me a chuckle. I thought to myself, his hands are gonna be black when they drive off.
I then remember my hands after peeling those walnuts. Yeah, with two pairs of gloves, my hands burned for days after that. The tree is getting old, so it may become firewood. Who knows.
Another thing I won't do ever again - buy straight run chickens.
We have a plethora of grasshoppers. I mean a plethora, so much that when I took the dog out in slippers I felt something up in my jeans near my thigh. I shook my pants twice and out popped a grasshopper at my ankle (but it was in panic mode as you know I was bitten by a spider - note to self - boots on always). There was some chicken free-ranging going on to reduce the bug population.
You never know what works for your homestead unless you at least try it, so there are no regrets of trying. I still would like to raise either angora goats or alpaca in the future, but who knows.
We canceled our camping trip that was for last weekend. The weather went to a low of 37° one night and 90% chance of rain all day Sat. It wouldn't be fun to camp and not cook over a campfire (we do all our meals over the campfire). I was okay with that. It would not have been fun to put down the camper in the rain either.
I started more deep cleaning again. Let's hope I get it done this time, and before the holidays.
I got a bag of clothes and hangers donated to a church, and passed down some tops and shoes to Youngest Daughter.
Today I'm joining Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.
On the breakfast plate . . .
Have no idea yet. It's 6:04am right now.
The weather outside is . . .
Should be 65°F and sunny
As I look out my window . . .
It's pitch dark out right now.
Right now I am . . .
Drinking coffee in my PJ's and trying to wake up
As I look around the house . . .
This arrived! Thank you so much Rebecca! Can't wait to use it too.
On the to-do list . . .
-continue to deep clean bedroom/bedroom closet
-continue to deep clean hallway
-go to the library
-purge Halloween totes
On the menu . . .
Homemade Corn dogs, and (gulp) homemade fries
Sausage sandwiches with home canned cabbage/beet relish
Cowboy Beans (Crock pot)
Mama Pea's Lentil Burgers
Leftovers in there somewhere....
Snack: Hummus and Einkorn Chips
Breakfast: Homemade English Muffins or Bagels, Homemade Sausage for patties
Currently reading . . .
Nothing right now, just blogs right now when I can
On the TV . . .
We finished Goliath, so we are looking for a new series to watch.
What I am creating . . .
I finally had time to dig through my yarn stash. I am making a scarf for a daughter (had the colors wrong, but now they are correct). I also got an order for an XL hot pad, so that's started.
I also got more netting cut, so I'll have yellow dish scrubbies soon too. I'm looking for more fall craft shows, now that the November show has been canceled (due to it being the same day as the OH/MI game.
New recipe I tried or want to try . . .
Cowboy Beans, Crock Sausage/Pasta Dinner, Baked Spaghetti, Taco Dip
Favorite photo from the camera . . .
Prayers . . .
Our son-in-law (married to our daughter who just lost their infant son) who is having open heart surgery today, myself (leg, insurance denied the easier procedure), our daughter and grand niece who lost their babies, a friend's mother, our older two daughter's (they seemed to have left the universe), and other personal requests