A Simple Homestead

homesteading

Scary storm

Update: A friend who lives nearby caught the tornado on camera and has allowed me to share!  See bottom of post for details. Remember how I said a couple weeks ago that I don’t like storms?  I’m not very fond of driving in them either.  I made a mistake last night. We’d had a  ...

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crafts

FO Friday – shorts

These shorts were the only thing I completed all week. I spent several hours working on them last weekend … and now I’m disgusted. I’m not going to point you to the pattern because I think it was rather awful. It was a free one off the internet. I printed it making sure my PDF  ...

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homesteading

Too much rain – now none.

We can’t win this year.  The farmers were really late getting their crops in this spring – unless they risked getting them in early, because it rained … for weeks!  Now we have seen nary a drop of rain … in weeks.  Our poor little raised bed gardens aren’t looking  ...

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crafts, homesteading

Sewing box remodel

I follow a lot of blogs – craft designers, mommy bloggers, and several do-it-yourselfers.  Some DIY bloggers that are my heroes include Ana White, My Repurposed Life, and DIY on the Cheap, among several others I can’t think of right now.  I’m not much of a furniture-make-over  ...

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crafts

FO Friday – Snowflake ornament

Whew! I can finally count this one as finished.  I took a class at yarnology … oh, let’s see, I guess it was last October. One little item only took me 8 months to finish. It was “done” months ago, but the directions suggested gently steaming the ornament before stuffing  ...

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