Good Morning to all. its early Sunday morning, figured I might as well get up and join you all.
Didnt sleep well last night alot on my mind. Alot of things to do today.
First wanted to say Congratulations to my ex-& and his wife on the birth of their baby girl last night. You'll make a good dad. best wishes to you both.
Another friend of mine got to bring home little ones from Haiti this week, so their family has increased by 3 more, Congratulations to louise and her family. You all are truley Blessed to have little ones in your home.
In my heart i miss the commotion, the noise, the laughter, the little giggles and the Mom he said or pulled my hair, Mom,she colored on the wall.
Maybe thats why i cling to Anthony so closely. He makes me feel needed not taken for granted. For all my friends and family that have their house full of kids enjoy every fight, every cry, every giggle, becuz when their gone, it leaves a empty spot.
ok back to reality and things at hand.
Sitting here with my coffee and listening to the sounds in my home. The ceiling fan behind me is unbalanced(fits in well here) cant tell who is snoring louder the dog on the floor at my feet or my husband upstairs. i can hear the hum of the frig , the clock needs a new battery and the fan on the computer and noticing my water pump down stairs keeps clicking on(hmm not a good sign no water running any where i know of).
Bought a new book yesterday wanted to start reading it last night but by the time i got comfotable to read, everyone wanted lights out and quiet, didnt know me reading made noise. So will start with that book today after getting back from Prudences this morning.
Lookin gout into the darkness of my yard, all i see is the glows from several lights. the horses didnt unplug their light last night,i can see the blinky of the fence charger, that little dot of red, the chicken house and their glowing red hat light(hey its working I am getting a dz eggs a day again) and the cow barn light and the door is open to the outside pasture, burr guess they need to learn to shut the barn door.
Anthony slept well last night only stirred a few times, Just made him his fresh bottle so when he wakes he can have it. He cut another tooth yesterday this makes #4. Cleaned up his high chair last night that Bobby gave him and he loves it more space to throw food. But at least now he can sit in his own chair and not in my lap and eat.
Should of brought the book down stairs with me and i could tell you some of the stuff in it..If they say you can raise all your own food on 1/4 acre I ought to be all set, i have 8.5. It does talk about berries, bees,making soaps and growing wheat, not sur eif in my neck of the woods thats possible, i'll have to check on that one, one thing i do want to try is Herbs, I always wanted to but never got serious about them. but when i got o friends homes and see the herbs tied up hanging up side down i just think thats the nicest thing. Another way to save money.
And if Rob gets the land all leveled like he is suppose to i will have a great place for my bigger garden here where the cows and the pigs have been for several yrs. Already fertilized. The garden will also help out the shop with a farm stand. i am so looking forward to getting this going, but of course there is alot of work ahead of me. Plus have to wait til the cows arent using the barn also. It will be alot of your just basic country rustic things. Going to have crafts, but want to concentrate on thing people need, pot holder, quilts,blankets, little kids clothing and aprons, towels, things you'd find in Little House Days. More thing thats are usefull not decoration.
At some point will add sheep to my herd so i will be able to have my own yarn and learn to spin.
Theres a list of things i want to learn, spinning, soap making, bees, not to be afraid of snakes, ok maybe that one will never happen but its a nice thought.
Animals that will be added this yr will be another milking cow, pigs, another goat and more chickens and rabbits. Each yr will add more as money permits and barns are done.
really would love a root cellar.
If i could grow salt and baking powder,chocolate,vanilla, coffee and yeast i could just about not buy alot at the store.
each yr i will become less attached to the store and more attached to my store.
When the kitchen is remodeld i will have another pantry up here to put more basic stuff we use daily and save the pantry in basement for bulk stuff and long term storage.
Well right now my coffee cup is empty so maybe i should get off this thing and shower and get breakfast started. Eggs, bacon and toast sounds like a great choices. Talk to ya all alter
If that makes sense