Thursday, March 23, 2023

Golf Cart Update

 Facebook is not allowing me to upload pictures currently probably because I posted an American flag, as well as it had the words "God Family Country" on it.

To upgrade our preparedness, we fitted our golf cart that we can charge by the solar panels with additional mirrors and reflectors for safety.  We had already added front headlights by using some car fog lights that were on sale.  This allows us to use our utility golf cart to also deliver things to neighbors. We usually use it for moving dirt, rocks, plants, etc. around our homestead.

Monday, March 20, 2023

False Spring in North Carolina

False Spring.  The rosemary is beautiful and the bees just love it.

The strawberry bed is new this year.  When we planted it because of some generous friends who gave us the plants, we did not have the landscape fabric.  We did, however, plant it with some chicken gold.  Both the plants and the weeds were well fertilized.  So my husband lifted the plants, replowed, put down landscape fabric and replanted.  Can't wait for the strawberries. . .

The broccoli, potatoes and beets are planted.


Refinished a table and chairs bought from Marketplace, and made chair covers for my adorable grandchildren:

My daughter and I made cole slaw for church barbecue  dinners.

Pallet Flag.  Used Cricut cutting machine to make stars and words that I put on after lining out the flag with a handy flag calculator online, and painted followed by removing the stickers to leave the white.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Happy New Year!

 Wow, life has been so busy!  I have been away from the blog for a while as family health problems, getting closer to God, and grandchildren have been my highest priority, along with figuring out what is going on in our nation.  Now that I think we have more of a handle on those mostly, it is time for a blog.  

My favorite new Christmas decoration we made for this year, was the nativity scene for our pond.  My neighbor gave us an arched metal piece he had, my husband wired on some leftover sorghum from our field, I drew the nativity figures and star on a leftover piece of osb board we had, it was cut out, painted and put up.  We used a solar security light down at the pond to light it up at night.  Then we used the picture to create Christmas post cards.  So lovely!


Another new Christmas decoration was an angel for my bed.  I discovered when I was decorating the tree that I was apparently a big fan of angels.  Lol.  I didn't realize.  Funny how that happens.  Anyway, I wanted something for my grandchildren to play with on the bed while we were changing diapers.  It also gives you a reason to talk about angels.  All the materials were some that I already had and the body pattern I downloaded free and enlarged to the size I wanted. Thanks to the youtube rag doll instructions and pattern found here.  A special touch was the wings made out of a doily my grandmother had hand crocheted.

A painted figurine for our nativity set this year was I bought a golden retriever dog and painted it to look like our dog that is a great pyrhenees/anatolian shepherd.  This was the only dog I could find with the right body shape.  Our dog's name is Morpheus.

Other than that, we are now using our canned goods from last summer, we processed two pigs and rendered the lard, we have spinach, two kinds of turnips, lettuce and carrots in our garden.  We are loving especially the turnip dish that uses half turnips and half potatoes and is made like mashed potatoes.  Life is good!