February 16, 2020
Homesteading

February 16, 2020

As you saw on my last post, we bought a fixer upper camper, and as the cold, wet, weather has allowed, we have made some progress.  The first thing to do of course, is to make sure it is weatherproof, look for all causes of leaks and fix them.  We found two holes in the […]

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February 3, 2020
Homesteading

February 3, 2020

The opening of my booth has been pushed back another month.  It has been so cold and wet that it is just not very enticing to go out in the workshop for long periods of time. So, we have a new project.  A small Prowler Lynx travel trailer.    Bought as a fixer upper of […]

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January 20, 2020
Homesteading

January 20, 2020

The dangers of being an upcycler. . .So my husband is a teacher and we go to his student football games in support (in addition to dance, choir, etc.) So our old football stadium seats wore out in non-fixable places and we got some new ones (after about 10 years). Immediately, I missed the pockets […]

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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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