Category Archives: home keeping

Snow

We’ve had light snows, one of which even stayed around for a day, but this one dropped at least three inches and has the trees sagging.  It’s beautiful, but the roads are slippery.  Hopefully everyone slows down a little and … Continue reading

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More Chores

The effort to catch up continues.  I know that I’ll probably never be fully caught up, but it’s a guarantee that you can’t reach the finish line if you drop out of the race. I tackled the shed.  Oh boy … Continue reading

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Chores

I just got my first attempt at sourdough bread from my own wild caught yeast starter set to proof over night.  A friend gave me some of her starter a few years ago, but I didn’t keep it up as … Continue reading

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Cookies

We’re going to visit DD1 at college tomorrow, so I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies and bagged two dozen to share with her, six for DD2 to share with a girl from her classes who sounds like a … Continue reading

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Tired and Sore

It’s been quite busy since finding the evidence of mice last week.  One has been killed.  I don’t know how many others are down there.  Back in the spring we had the chimney worked on, and it was discovered that … Continue reading

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Never a Dull Moment

Today I headed to the basement to begin organizing the Christmas stash, maybe even wrap a few things.  Christmas is my favorite time of year, and in order to enjoy it fully, I’ve learned to spread the work out rather … Continue reading

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A Good Start

Today I entered my closet and came out with a bag of clothing, a pair of shoes, and two pair of slippers to pitch.  I’ll admit that I took the buttons off of the shirts.  They were just too old … Continue reading

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Tidying

As always, I’m working on tidying my house.  I have yet to achieve my desired state of tidiness, but to me it’s most important that I simply keep working toward the goal.  After all, even if I reach my ideal … Continue reading

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Learning

I’m so excited!  I just received my video course on sewing.  I’ve been sewing for more than ten years now, but am mostly self taught and this course looks as if it has a lot of techniques I can benefit … Continue reading

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What Will You do With All That Time?

I’m being asked this question frequently right now as my home school child just graduated.  It’s a natural bit of conversation, but my contrary nature is tired of it.  It feels as if what’s being asked is, “Now that the … Continue reading

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