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Thank you for stopping in! I am Christian married to Mr. Awesome, who is my Helpmeet and cheerleader. We are a blended family of 5 kiddos and 2 beautiful Grandbabies! I am Domestic Abuse survivor/DV Advocate, Lyme Disease Warrior, avid crafter, blogger, vlogging, budding Herbalist,Birth Junkie, growing our own food, lover of dusty treasures and all around goofball.

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Friday, December 30, 2011

More on Emergency Preparedness


Here's the rub, without my religious beliefs thrown in about Tribulation times...

If our world economy keeps going the way it is our country can be a big crisis.

OR

If you subscribe to the whole Mayan calendar theory...

OR

Maybe it is just a bad storm

OR

You have to leave your home with minimal items for some reason

What will you do if you can't use your cell phone?

If you have no electricity? No microwaves, sewing machines, fridge or dare I say it computer!

No running water

Perhaps you can't even use your car or public transportation!

Now what? Can you feed you and your family or pets for a week or 30 days?

What do you have in your fridge? Oh remember the power is out, so what you have in there now won't keep long!

Pantry items?

Not someone that cooks?! HMMM! Sounds like your in trouble!

It's cold outside now do you know how to make a real fire? Do you know the items besides a stick, string or gas that you can use to make a fire. Going on the theory you may not have a lighter on hand.

Kerosene does last longer then gasoline and can be used in oil lamps! Yes those old fashioned things you see in old re-runs of Little House on the Prairie.

For an extra $5 a week you can grab an extra Mac n' cheese, 5 lbs of flour and perhaps a few cans of soup.

It's not too late to start a small stockpile of things in case of emergency.

We do an Aldi run and pick up things here and there to have it on hand for the if SHTF (*hit Hits The Fan) scenrio. It can't hurt! Picking up OTC medication is helpful, toilet paper, paper towels, diapers and wipes.

Suppose after 30 days you survive whatever. Can you barter for more food? Do you have a garden? Do you have canned items? Can you sew (without a machine!)? Do you have farm animals to trade eggs or milk or meat?

I plan on learning all I can about farm animals going to try chickens, goats, rabbits, and bee keeping, I can use the goat milk for of course milk, cheese and these animals can be used for meat if need be. Which brings me to bee's! Honey, candle wax and to pollinate my garden!


I challenge you to start preparing now! Check out Cafemom (Ladies free to join) there are several homesteading and emergency preparedness groups. Check Yahoogroups or just Google SHTF or Emergency preparedness. Be informed and plan ahead


Monday, December 19, 2011

Super excited!

I can not wait for Spring! We have so many ideas for the farm from gardening to revamping the place. in the meantime I began decorating for Christmas last Thursday. Yes, I know! I know! Christmas is right around the corner and I just dusted off the totes for decorating.

I was so dog gone tired of opening boxes that I threw up my hands and complained to Terry that I didn't want to do any decorating. I sort of stomped my feet and pouted. Hands on my hips and everything!

He gently asked me to just look through things and decide then. Especially since our Mini tornado is still plowing through anything not tied down. So I relented and waved the white flag. Once I got going I was pretty happy he talked me into it. How can I forget my super cute Fisher Price Little People Nativity! Ultimate happy face! As above my Mini man was thrilled to start playing with it! It was a pleasant surprise present last Christmas from my Favorite Guy.

We are really starting to love it here. It feels like home. Terry and I are enjoying the birds, fire's and being so close to nature! Deer at our front and back door!

The girls have adjusted very well to school. Though both are anxious to have Christmas break! 





Someone enjoying a yummy donut this morning! And Maggie is hoping to grab a piece!





 Alex and Jess not so happily helping me make some homemade bird feeders with pinecone's, peanut butter and birdseed. I gathered the pinecones from the front yard and didn't know so many little bugs still made them home at this time of year! YUCK!


 My favorite guys and Maggie enjoying the great outdoors! Maggie is eagerly awaiting for someone to let her out to eat any creature she can sink her teeth into!
 Now this is a Cardinal, he started to flap his wings to go back to his nest!
 Fire time! Loving the view, which I can see from our kitchen window! Alex and Terry soaking up some warmth from the fire!



Jess and her friend Ve loving the view!

Have a great night!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Ok! We moved!

Well the farmhouse redo is totally a fib. It's our redo! I wish I could go into more details. But I can not even give outdoor pic's due to my issue with my Soon to be ex still doing the stalking (visit my other blog for that drama!).














We have so many plans! It has taken every ounce of time we have to work on it! And plans for goats, beekeeping, chickens, oh my! I'm super excited!  More to come!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Farm Girl I am not!

I have been slacking here and on my other blogs, email and so on... We are helping someone revamp an old Farmhouse! EEECCKKK!!! Yes, I'm in love with the country life, but a Farm Girl I am not!

The overwhelming ideas in my head swirling from homesteading someday is so tremendous! I am giddy with anticipation of having a home again someday. Even though it will probably be a rental place due to the great never ending divorce saga, my credit took a nose dive when I left due to Soon to be ex, not paying a darn thing. Bye-bye went the house to the bank and everything else! But that's my other blog! Happy stuff or at least none Crazy man things here!

Hedge Apples! I have a texture fetish and love how these feel and look, they smell great and are supposed to keep various bugs away.
 This little gnome was aching for a picture! I found him in a barn and he was so darn cute!
 I really dig this old sink!
 Great old hooks Terry found upstairs!

 Random Mini Man shot!
I've fancied so many ideas from pinterest that my storage on the computer is chock full of things I can't wait to do!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

God bless my little Kitchen

I was checking my mail today and found this on hillbillyhousewife.com 's newsletter for this week. I have a fascinated with the late 1800's and early 1900's. I admit I'm not a Farm Girl but Homesteading has held a deep interest for me for a long time. I am enchanted with old dusty things, getting my hands dirty(except worms I just can't handle worms) and a fondness for what seems like simpler times. This seemed so fitting today for me!




God Bless My Little Kitchen
~ M. Peterson, circa 1944 ~

God bless my little kitchen,
I love its every nook,
And bless me as I do my work,
Wash pots and pans and cook.

And may the meals that I prepare
Be seasoned from above
With Thy great blessings and Thy grace,
But most of all Thy love.

As we partake of earthly food,
The table before us spread,
We’ll not forget to thank Thee, Lord,
Who gives us daily bread.

So bless my little kitchen, God,
And those who enter in,
May they find naught but Joy and Peace,
And Happiness therein.


OK, I admit it! None of those kitchens are mine... I'm on a wishful house kick! Our apartment kitchen is tiny. I think I have a few pictures on here. God bless my tiny kitchen and yours!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fall time and Birthday wishes!

This is my favorite time of year. It's not too hot or too super cold but just right to me! I enjoy hearing the crunch of the leaves as I walk through fallen leaves, the smell of Fall is smoky, woodsy and incredible to me. In the spirit of the season I found a great deal on Fall sprays at Michael's. Got out my glue gun and a wreath I have had tucked away for YEARS! And away I went...
 Leftover fabric from The Parachute project! I cut 1" strips (Guesstimate) to wrap around the wreath and to use as a hanger!

Fiddling around before I secured it in place


 This picture does not do it justice! I needed to fluff and mess around with it a bit more. I ended up cranking out a few more projects, a candle ring (Need a taller candle) and a Birthday gift for my Lil' sister, Ashley, she turns 21 on Saturday!

This was her first Baby shoe! I blinged it up with antiqued rose buds, pearls, purple organza ribbon, spanish moss, and I secured a ring on the top! (I can't take credit for the ring) Dad, Mom and Ash were in tears! She's grown into a beautiful woman! She is a model, actress, and student right now.
She ROCKS!




 My girls of course scoped out the ice cream!
 Mini Man is a tired and tuckered out guy! He fell asleep on the way home.

Happy Fall! Hope to grab my glue gun again soon!