Year: 2019

December 26, 2019
Homesteading

December 26, 2019

Christmas.  A time for gathering with good friends.  The same friends that rescued us when we were getting bogged down with trying to pass plumbing on our daughter’s house.  We got to help our friends, Ed and Amy put in a floor.  Then Amy came over and kept me company for a day while I […]

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December 10, 2019
Homesteading

December 10, 2019

Unfortunately, we are extracting honey this time of year because our hive was decimated by yellow jackets.  However, my husband found that it was full of honey, so we are making the best of it.  He did a great job and we got 2 quarts and five pints of honey.  This is the first time […]

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December 3, 2019
Homesteading

December 3, 2019

Finally!  I have recreated the recipe for the sweet potato biscuits we used to enjoy at Venter’s in Greenville back in 1980.  The problem has always been that they were too heavy, and not the light and fluffy sweet potato biscuits that they made.  This year I had some leftover sweet potato casserole, and as […]

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December 3, 2019

Finally!  I have recreated the recipe for the sweet potato biscuits we used to enjoy at Venter’s in Greenville back in 1980.  The problem has always been that they were too heavy, and not the light and fluffy sweet potato biscuits that they made.  This year I had some leftover sweet potato casserole, and as […]

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November 12, 2019
Homesteading

November 12, 2019

When you live in a small space, you need things that will do dual duty.  I am keeping this is mind as I am helping to create my daughter’s furniture pieces that will do things that she needs them to do.  One thing I came up with is a side table for two chairs.  I […]

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Homesteading

October 21, 2019

New chapter in our lives.  We have mostly turned the house over to Leah and Jake, with a few things left to finish and move over there.  We have been getting back to our poor neglected farm, but we have accomplished alot this last month on their house.  Mostly we were glad to welcome into […]

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Homesteading

September 25, 2019

Today’s blog is dedicated to two of my favorite people.  Sharon Cheek and Leah Turner. Sharon Cheek is appropriately listed on Eastern Randolph High School’s website as “Support Staff,”  as I think she is here to support the whole world.  She is a gift to us all.  She has such a positive attitude, that I […]

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Homesteading

September 11, 2019

What a busy month!  We finished framing in the closet and the last of the framing and passed our framing rough-in with the help of Paul and Linda Turner. We passed all of our plumbing rough-in inspection as we held pressure, didn’t leak and the inspector liked the looks of our pipe configuration (FINALLY!!!!!,  OH […]

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Homesteading

August 2, 2019

Today was an exciting day!!  We got water!!  Danny came out from the town and turned it on for us, and was patient enough to turn it off and on while we worked out the leaks.  Thanks so much Danny!  And  a big thanks to Arnold also, as he uncovered the fact that we already […]

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Homesteading

July 29, 2019

Well, we have done lots of work on the house mostly.  We have removed siding, insulated, sheathed, housewrapped, and put on vinyl siding, changed out windows, door, and electrical.  We called Duke Energy and they (yes the same ones that told us we could get electricity if we were not required to permit) told us […]

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