Satisfaction of a Homesteadin’ Kinda Day
Today was one of those successful homestead kinda days. I pour relentlessly over blogs and websites with information on homesteading and conservation, and any day that brings me closer to feeling like I’m moving my family to that goal feels very satisfying!
This morning was a simple shopping trip for groceries- only $30 for the week. About half of that cost was a pack of Pullups (I know, I know- it’s my worst offense! But potty training is almost done!)
The munchkin and I made our own butter, and the yogurt is on the patio cooking in the cooler as I blog. The second load of laundry is out on the lines, and the extra eggs I bought on sale are in ice cube trays in the freezer.
I’m trying to figure out making my own white wine vinegar. Apparently I need something that is called ‘mother’, and I’m busy hunting the goo down. So the wine sits on the counter top….
I deadheaded the zinnias in the front garden, and harvested all the seeds from those. Quite a nice collection- enough to replace the original cost of seeds this year, replant next year, and give some away to neighbors or on Freecycle. Ditto for sunflower seeds! Dare I say, I might be on my way to becoming a horthead!
Tomorrow has hauling the recyclables down to the recycling center and paper off to one of the schools’ paper programs. (They get credit for that!)on the slate. More laundry to the lines. Mopping and vacuuming the carpets. Ahhh, the zen of a clean home. It is fleeting with a toddler…
I’m trying to figure out how to convince my husband that we can successfully keep a few chickens (just enough to produce the eggs we need) in a hutch. He is so dead-set against it. He says chickens are creepy, they stink and make noise. I have no idea how to go about changing his mind, other than having him visit some one’s home who keeps some feathery friends. But I know of no one personally who has chickens on their property! Any suggestions? I think I’m going to invoke the advice of some of my homestead blogger mentors.