Category Archives: self reliance

This and That

Today I bought the year’s supply of hot dogs and got them into the freezer.  In May for at least the past few years, Gordon Food Supply has had packs of Ball Park Beef franks for 12.99.  The regular size … Continue reading

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Re-purposing

I’ve been working on the stack of sewing projects lately – making myself go upstairs to work when I’d rather veg in front of the magic light box.  I have a stack of my children’s outgrown clothing which I made … Continue reading

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After the Derby

My son’s first Pine Wood Derby took place last Friday night.  We invited his grandma to come watch and we were all there as a family to cheer him on and then go out to dinner.  I’ve learned a lot … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

My eldest got her braces off early last week and today got her bi-annual cleaning.  She’s still smiling.  Things have improved so much in the world of orthodontics.  She only has to wear the retainers full time for two weeks … Continue reading

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Exhausted from the Goals

Well, apples are dehydrating, pumpkins have been cooked and pumpkin bread is baking.  Home school just finished for the day.   I’m whooped, and tomorrow brings more apples and a new batch of waffles to make.  The kids’ sheets need … Continue reading

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Updates

I made my first batch of beef jerky yesterday.  It finished dehydrating just before dinner and it was gone before dinner was over, so I guess it was approved of.  I don’t eat it, as is the case with many … Continue reading

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Goals, Not Resolutions

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but there’s nothing wrong with a few goals.  This year I want to learn more about knitting.  I got a small start last year thanks to a friend.  Now it’s time to really work … Continue reading

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