“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Wow, I have been so busy!
Things have been hopping around here! The garden is taking up so much time with all of the weeds growing like mad and the bugs trying to conquer civilization. Then with spring kidding out of the way I now have 3 goats in milk. That is a gallon and a half a day of milk that has to have something done with it. So, I have been making cheese like crazy. I will do a cheese post to let you know how far I have come in the cheesemaking process in such a short period of time. Of course, there is also the rest of the harvest that we are canning and freezing also. Last week was peach week and I processed 40 lbs of peaches. It took me three days to get them all put up. I have a few left that are just right for peach cobbler tomorrow. Out of 40 lbs. of peach I put up 30 quarts of peaches, 16 pints of peach jelly, 8 pints of peach syrup, and 1 gallon of peach juice. Now the figs are starting to come in and I processed my first 5 pints of fig preserves of the year. This year the trees are absolutely loaded so I might be sick of figs in another couple of weeks. I have been going through my clothes and getting rid of things that I can no longer wear, is not worth wearing, and won't wear. I re-purpose as much as I can. Like stained shirts become family cloth or cleaning cloths. Things in good condition but doesn't fit goes to charity. Then there are my jeans.....I don't wear jeans anymore. However, I figured they still had a purpose and many were not fit to go to charity. I have been holding onto these jeans (taking up 2 dresser drawers) for years thinking I would find something to do with them. Well I did. I am turning them into skirts. On some I have cut off the legs just leaving the waist. Then I sewed fabric that I had gathered onto the yoke that was left. I really cute skirt with an easy fit jean waist. Then some other I took the legs apart and cut them off. The I sewed a triangle strip of fabric in between each of the leg fabric pieces. I then hemmed it and they make really cute skirts too. So now I have a closet of new clothes which cost me pennies if that. Some of the fabric for the skirts came from the scrap bag and some came from other clothes that I cut up and repurposed. Fun project to work on. Then there is the business with my neighbor. Basically, she is being a horses behind and it looks like we might wind up in court. Anyway, I will do a post explaining the whole mess. Blessings for the night, more tomorrow I hope!