Category Archives: things we’re doing

My first garden harvest

Look what I grew! A cucumber! It is my first one and was the only one so far. I don’t have any recipes that call for cucumber so I think it will get put into a salad with some hard … Continue reading

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What’s living so far

I sprouted from seeds this year instead of buying baby plants. Not everything has died so I consider that a success. One vine cucumber is thriving: The peppers are all perking along and need to be transplanted to give each … Continue reading

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We got chickens!!

For years and years, I’ve wanted a flock of chickens in the backyard, as pets and for egg production. Hubby was skeptical, I think because of the cost and the work involved. Still, I dreamed, read homesteading websites, stalked Instagram … Continue reading

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What your pallet stamps mean

Moving is a big deal. It isn’t just taking stuff from one place and putting it in another. You have to pack, move, unpack and organize. We’ve been so scattered for so long that the unpacking and organizing is taking … Continue reading

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Cats and mint

We’re closing on a house on the 31st. We’ve been rental nomads for so long, this feels unreal. I have big plans for being a homeowner. I’ve had container gardens this whole time but it isn’t easy. I could plant … Continue reading

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Compost plans

After Googling and searching Pinterest, I’ve decided that I need 3 or 4 wooden pallets. I’m going to then wire them together to either make a triangle (3 pieces) or a square (4 pieces) and that will be my compost … Continue reading

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Still rental nomading

I need to start a compost pile. If I do it now, maybe I’ll have some nice compost by Spring. I’ve read all about it but never actually done it because we’ve moved so much. This house is a rental … Continue reading

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Involuntary social media break

One of my cats drowned my smartphone. It has been over a week now. With Hubby transitioning into his new job, money is tight, so I’m making do without one. We do have a house phone so it isn’t too … Continue reading

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Cats, cats, and more cats

  I feel like I have forty eleven cats right now. There is a pretty blue-eyed Siamese-y looking stray that keeps dumping her babies on us PLUS we wound up with two other homeless kittens. I’m fixing them as I … Continue reading

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A rainy day means time for posting

I keep meaning to post something here, anything, but I keep getting bogged down. Lately I’ve been focusing more on sending postcards to people, and finding some pen pals. B started t-ball which is hilarious, frustrating, and exhausting. He has … Continue reading

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