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Mini Homestead Happening for 1/29/2011

Posted by Shannon L. Buck on January 29, 2011


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Not much has been happening on the home front. I have mostly been writing articles and working on the Living the low-Income Life and Frugal Recipes blogs. I have also set up the How to Live the Freelance Life blog.  I have also begun a newsletter titled Freelance Ponderings and Advice. Work has been coming in steady, and I have spent much tome at my sisters using the wireless to be able to accomplish it all.

Zowie has moved back onto campus, and I am plucking away at the heavy duty cleaning and organizing that was not kept up on while I was sick and throughout my surgery and recovery. Things on this front are coming along slowly. I just packed away the Yule stuff this past week, and placed the items in storage a few minutes ago.

I had some good news this past week, in that I may be getting health insurance. I hope so. It would be nice to have my asthma meds refilled so that I can actually breathe normally again.

That homemade apple butter was a success, though I am still looking for a simple, good sour dough recipe that will go the distance. I am rereading the Little House series, and Ma had one that she only had to start the night before. She didn’t keep it going at all times. That is more along the lines of what I want. Any ideas?

Hope you are all enjoying your winter.

Shannon

 

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Mini Homestead Happenings for 2/7/2009

Posted by Shannon L. Buck on February 7, 2009


Hello everyone! I know. I have been MIA. A lot has been going on here. I am de-cluttering and deep cleaning our home, in preparation for me starting work again soon. I am hoping to have everything streamlined by then, so that my daughter and I both know what is expected of us each day.

Not only am I starting to babysit again, at the familie’s home instead of mine this time, but I am also trying to start up a freelance business. That will put me at working full time – plus – and not leave me much time for cleaning and such.

I have also been dealing with my depression. With my happy meds, I am doing much better now. It took the meds a few weeks to kick in, but I am dealing with life’s ups and downs in more positive ways, now.

I just received the newest issue of Mother Earth News, and can’t wait to have a chance to read it.

We have been having a string of bad luck with the small appliances. First, the electric mixer burnt out, then the toaster broke. Mom purchased me new ones for Christmas, but then the blender went. What the heck!?! So, now I am saving for a new blender.

We have gotten far too much snow here in Maine this year, and far too many nights/mornings where we are below zero. It is simply too cold this year to conserve oil. My plan for 55* at and 65*-68* during the day only worked for a short period this year. This much extreme cold doesn’t normally come about on a daily basis.

Hope you are all doing well!

How about updating me on what is going on.

Shannon

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