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Homestead Happenings on this Cold Autumn Day

Posted by Shannon L. Buck on November 19, 2008

I have been puttering around doing things. I have changed up my bedding, washing up the spring/summer bedding and hanging it to dry from doors and in the bathroom. This is one way in which I can save some money on electricity. Fuel assistance came through, but in order to be able to use the furnace I need electricity, which fuel assistance does not cover.

Saves Money

Hanging Clothes to Dry: Saves Money

 I also turned plastic food baggies inside out and threw them in with the wash. They are now hanging along my shower curtain until they are dry. I reuse these for two reasons:

  • It saves money.
  • Less plastic goes into the landfills.


Saves Money

Baggies Hanging from Shower: Saves Money

I did the mending today as well, and folded and took care of the mountain of laundry that was taking up so much space in my room. I had I.W. read to me from Daniel Boone (one of his school books) as I accomplished things.


Using the oil lamps and candles the other night worked out well. We have an overabundance of candles and oil, so we may as well use them. We will save a little on electricity this way. We ended up with enough light to do a few things, but wouldn’t have been able to read.

Use of Oil Lamps to Save Money

Use of Oil Lamps to Save Money

Zowie was a big help to me today. She took all of the fans out to the shed, as well as the recycling. She also took care of the rest of the outdoor furniture, and got the shovel out of the shed. I’m glad that this stuff has been accomplished before the snow comes.

It is so cold today!!!! I do not know the temperature, but it is low. I ran the furnace for just a bit this morning, and I also am running it this evening until we go to bed. Then it will be put down to 50 or 55.



One Response to “Homestead Happenings on this Cold Autumn Day”

  1. cobbdavidm said

    My mother laughs at my wife for reusing ziplock bag. Your not alone. LOL

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