It’s been quite week. Were expecting Roosters! Yes, Roosters! A lady is supposed to be bringing them to my husbands work. She was supposed to show up yesterday with the roo’s, however she did not. So I hope she does today
This is Eazel and he chose to nap on my keyboard. I’ve also been educating myself about chickens and how to become friends with them and from what I’ve read and researched, we are here to help them take care of their flock.
It says when you pick them up to tuck their head under your chin and pat their bottum or pet their bottum. They may scratch which it states so what wear gloves! A friend of mine is supposed to be bringing me some baby chicks from Knoxville Tennessee where she lives. She’s already been to look at them.
Another lady called me last night and she had 7 or 8 laying hens but, she lives in Sawyer which is quite the distance from here so we’ll see. I’ve educated myself with such a huge amount of information lately its turning into a book because I’ll type up information I want to keep on my laptop.
The weather has been crazy cold one day and warm as heck the next!
Earlier in the week I took a trip to the library and stocked up on old movies like “Young Pioneers Christmas”.
I loved those movies when I was younger. Once again, loving anything old. I’ve been like this my entire life apparently.
I’m toying with maybe trying to get back on U-tube. The thing is I was never any good at editing my videos. I invested in 2 video cameras a Vivitar which is a really cheap video camera that films quite well. The other one is a Logitech C 920 and it films H. I got it at a great price. The only downside is it has to be plugged into my laptop but the upside is most of what I do is right here in the heart of my home. Then again, my life isnt that exciting! Ha! Ha!
I’ve done quite a bit of reading this week about vintage housekeeping. It seems anything older, antique or vintage I’m all about my dear. New ways to make your day special.
Light a candle when you write.
Dress up a couple pretty cleaning baskets, put all you need in them for what areas you clean in.
Make home-made cleaning products. Dawn & Vinegar will clean all things house hold.
I’ve started a great book and its called “Tuckers Way” author is David Johnson.
This older lady is raising her 3 grandchildren lives on what was to be her parents farm. Her mother couldnt take anymore and just up and left one day leaving poor Tucker with her father and she suffers horrendous abuse from her father. I feel for her. This is a series. There are four more books!
David Johnson’s blog is called: thefrontwindow.wordpress.com and if this link doesnt connect to it, his blog is on WordPress. I was so glad to read he had one!
The other books in the series are:
An Unexpected Frost
When Will God Hear Me Cry
I can never get enough reading done. There are not enough hours in the day for all I want to read!
I’ve been doing a huge amount of writing on my books, this is why I havent posted much and with writing comes research to.
Our happy home its been myself and my dogs Eazel and Stubs and most of my life as I said including lately especially since I’m at the ripe age (I won’t say old) of 52, I want to have the old fashion vintage feel of all things housewife.
I carry my breakfast candle to the table as I resolve to carry the candle to the breakfast table every morning for the rest of my days, because it is my own tiny blessing for what it is.
It is a tiny act of faith in this life we choose. And one that makes a chilly autumn morning that tiny bit more special.
Living with fresh air – Is it just me or so we go into a deep state of panic when the weather forecast starts talking about fierce winters and cold fronts moving in.
I know here in Ky. we do have fierce cold Winters and by the time our humid summers are over I’m more than ready for fall. It is my favorite season.
However, when the fall weather does arrive there are areas we need to cut back and come to terms with the painful process of doing without some of our favorite indulgences.
We are still on a very tight budget even though my husband is back to work at his job, were still living on one income. We don’t really indulge at all. If I spend on an item, it’s usually a book. I read so month I did splurge for Kindle Unlimited and who knows it or Prime may have to go. I really use Prime for the free shipping but money is so tight lately I’m just not ordering from amazon.com
It would be genius if I could generate income here but as of yet I’m not. However, I still have a building here that hopefully will be a business one day!
Moving on, if I do indulge its usually for a book I want to add to my bookshelf!
It means we sacrifice to pay higher heat bills which is a whole area in its self. There’s plenty more to read as well as write abput cost efficiency and ways to keep warm this winter season like, adding a wicker basket of throws to my decor here in our living room. In other ways we feel the pinch of rising fuel and food cost. It takes an expert to do what we do daily in taking care of the household budget and making waste not want not our modern day mantra. We can use these opportunities to reinvent ourselves. I know I don’t want to either while we are adapting to our shoestring budgets and changing a light bulb costs the earth.
In the 1920 edition of a Handbook of Economy and Health, Erkford Fitzgerald suggests that it is THRIFT that is at the heart of a home.
We can no longer afford to live in a throw away society!
The thrifty house wife will show this capacity in the careful expenditure of money and time; by allowing no waste in the house, and by using everything to the very best advantage. She will learn uses and abuses of everything when it comes to domestication so she is able to perfect full and economical value in all directions. She will be wise to only purchase and buy what’s best in the market, and use the benefits of sale prices and buying bulk and clothing, etc.
All things housewives need is cheap.
While pinching evert penny she won’t hesitate to spend money when the health and her family or comfort of the family need it.
The most important in our armory against frugality is our daybook or planner.
A little purse or hand sized record of exactly what we spend on keeping our family whole and healthy!
There can even be many if you wish!
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The heart of my home to yours, may many blessings come your way in and during this season!