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Mini Homestead Happenings for 12/5/2008

Posted by Shannon L. Buck on December 5, 2008

We had a nice visit from my daughter Skye a few days ago. It was nice to see her. We miss her much. She will be back on the 20th for a few days.

I had the furnace cleaned yesterday. All looks well, even though the trailer is a 1988, and the furnace is the original. I’m good for at least another year.

We also had oil delivered this week. We had only used 30.9 gallons of oil in the past four weeks, and the cost was about $73.00 total. I have not been running the furnace steady. Most of the time it is kept on 50 or 55, being turned up usually first thing in the morning, and during the evening for showers. Maybe once in between.

I received the new issue of Mother Earth News the other day, It had very interesting articles on Making Potting Soil, Raising Chickens, The Best Seeds for a Bigger Better Garden, Hearth Cooking, as well as plans for Constructing a Cozy Built in Bed (which I am considering for my little home when I have my own land). I love this magazine.

I intend to spend time on each of the homesteading sites deciding on how I want my little home constructed. The built in bed idea is great, though I may change the plans slightly. I also intend to have shelves hung along the upper portions of the walls. I am happy anywhere as long as I have a lot to read from, and I will have a lot of books; Classics, series that I like to revisit, homesteading books and magazines, as well as books that I want to read. My plan is to trade with friends when finished with books that I do not want to keep.

I am also wanting to start collecting heirloom and open-pollinated seeds, as well as to learn more about organic gardening. I am already going through catalogs, writing out my wish lists and working the budget. I will use these seeds in the garden this year.

Hope you are all doing well.



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