Thursday, February 9, 2012
Plans To Fill The Homestead Cabinets & Greenshouse
Last summer I started canning again after many years. Over the past few months I have seen how fast those canned goods have been used. I will need to can even more this summer to have the stash last until the next harvest. I have been plotting just how I will do that. The cost of seedlings were high last spring & I will need even more this year so I will be searching the seed packet displays & starting my seedlings from seeds. It just so happened I found something on sale at Tractor Supply that will make it much easier for me to carry out my plan. A wonderful mini greenhouse with four shelves. Best of all it fits in Lakens room. There is lots of light in there & the tempature will be perfect. If you remember my daughter Laken flew the nest & she is still spreading her wings. I thought she would have flew back to the nest by now. As each month passes it seems I might just have to accept she wont be flying back to the nest. Laken will be 21 this June. So you see I am not taking her space away but just using it.
I took a little break from working on the bonnets last night. First my oldest son Atlee & the Grands came for to visit Sam & I. We played with the lego blocks building a farm house complete with a fenced area for the horses. The Grands are so facinated with my little flock of chickens so Madison built a chicken house to put beside the farm house. Later they played with the bunnies. After they headed home I put together the mini greenhouse I found on sale at Tractor Supply. Over the next few weeks I will be sowin seeds & caring for my seedlings in high hopes of harvesting lots of fresh veggies to can & fill the homestead cabinets full.
Back to working on more bonnets for the shops tonight. My work area for cutting out the fabric pieces is the floor being the largest flat space I have to spread out the fabric. This little fellow some how knows just when I am doing the fabric cutting. He leaves his warm comfy bed to sit on the fabric looking at me & wagging his tail. He should know by now I will shoo him away back to his bed. But he still keeps coming back to try each piece of fabric. Maybe he thinks I need his approval of my color choices? Or maybe he knows fresh brewed coffee will be made to stain the creations soon? Maybe he just wants to be involved? Oh well he is being shooed on his way back to his warm comfy bed to slumber & keep an eye on Sam as he gets his sleeps tonight.
Blessings Til Next Time!