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Mini Homestead Happenings for 11/25/2008

Posted by Shannon L. Buck on November 25, 2008

We are finished making most of the candles. I am done with my part anyway. Zowie will also be making another type of candle, from a kit, that does not require melting the wax, so I am cleaning up the candle making mess today.

I am beginning to get the trailer picked up for for our Thanksgiving celebration: Picking up the living room and kitchen clutter, cleaning the bathroom and keeping up with the dishes and the laundry.

We had some more snow in the night, but not a lot. The snow is not high out there yet, and I have not had to shovel more than the porch and steps as of yet.

Isaiah is making more gifts for people today, to give to them at the holidays. He has painted small piggy banks for the little ones, and pictures for his older cousins. He is making a door hanger and some sun catcher ornaments today. He is very busy.

I am greatful that I already have most of the winterizing done. We only have two windows left to do, and they can be done from inside the trailer. We have had some very cold days already. Today is a bit warmer than it has been as of late, so I went out for a walk this morning.

I have taken out my copy of The Encyclopedia of Country Living to read again. It was written by Carla Emery, and is packed with great homesteading information. I highly recommend the book. I have decided that I will read it again, because I haven’t done so in a few years.

Another book that I highly recommend is The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyzcyn. It has a lot of ideas for cooking from scratch and saving money on all aspects off life. Even though prices in the book do not match up with what prices are today, the overall ideas are still completely usable today.

I have been looking at homestead business idea and goat information this week, and I have had quite a few positive comments with great information that I will be adding to my homestead notebook.

Happy Thanksgiving!



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