Year: 2014

Homesteading

December 19, 2014

Christmas Postcard. So I have a pet peeve about receiving a Christmas card from someone you haven’t heard from in a year and it doesn’t say anything other than Merry Christmas! However, it seems so difficult to write someone a special note, that I haven’t sent Christmas cards for a couple of years. For a […]

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December 8, 2014

Christmas decorations/Apparel/last of leftovers.So it was time to remove the remaining Thanksgiving decorations and put up Christmas. While we have lived at the farm for two previous Christmas holidays, we were so busy doing other things that we were using leftovers from our last house and trying to make them fit the farm. While most […]

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December 2, 2014

Prep/Thanksgiving/Family Fun/Leftovers. Thanksgiving is a time for family, and as I like to cook, they usually come to my house. This year we had my husband’s family and our children, which made for 16 people to feed. Only my two daughters stayed here, so I only needed to do my best to finish my spare […]

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November 25, 2014

I just want to comment on fixing an F-20 error code on a Kenmore HE 2t front load washer. My washing machine was flashing F-20 every time I got 6 minutes into the cycle. The first thing I tried after making sure of the water flow is the pressure switch. Found a new one for […]

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November 24, 2014

Clothing Reconstruction. I love to sew. However, the expense of buying fabric, patterns and notions has turned sewing into an elitist hobby these days. There are reasons and ways to sew that make it worth your while. One of the times I sew now is when I am decorating a room and want everything to […]

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November 14, 2014

Thanksgiving Decorations. This year my husband’s whole family along with my kids are going to be here. I have started working on some Thanksgiving decorations with the help of Pinterest. This is a link to my pinterest page: http://www.pinterest.com/farm0420/thanksgiving/ These are a couple of the things these pins inspired: I was so impressed by the […]

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November 3, 2014

I believe that things can be both practical and beautiful. In order for a house to stay beautiful, you must have a place for all of the necessary items, so you can put them in their place. For example, when we redesigned this modular to be a passive solar, we put the front door in […]

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October 20th, 2014

We finished hanging the marble shelf, so I thought I would post the promised picture: This is the stainless steel bucket under the sink: Here is a more detailed picture of one of the nightstands painted glossy white with the new green crystal drawer pulls: The cheap plate easel works perfectly as a place to […]

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October 15, 2014

Wow, we have been so busy. One of my projects has been the double decker doghouse. I think I mentioned it before when I was planning it. I wanted it to be passive solar with a southern window wall, but soon discovered that plexiglass has gotten outrageously expensive. So I went to the thrift shop […]

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September 9, 2014

Homesteading – a traditional role for women? When you look at the roles encompassed by my husband and I, you might think we espouse traditional roles. I guess that would depend on what era’s definition of the “traditional role” you use. I enjoy creating in the kitchen – so I’m the cook (he’s in charge […]

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