Wednesday, October 29, 2014


I am so very done buying store bread. It's expensive and kinda nasty and goes bad too quickly. Done I tell you.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Well, we'll see how this works out. If there's a loud crash in the night, it'll probably be these falling off the wall. There is a hook in the ceiling, but I'm a shorty person even with the step ladder.


I'll admit. We suffer from a bit of a case of what is termed "affluenza" and I'm not happy about it. Don't get me wrong, I love that husband has a great paying job that doesn't suck the life from him. However, because of his job, all three of us have grown rather impatient when it comes to getting of stuff. Toys, makeup, car stuff, whatever it is has to be gotten this very second with no thought put into the purchase.

I blame 2 years of living in an apartment that everyone hated and falling out of the homesteading mindset as a result. But that's me.

However, we are now in a position to homestead like we think we should be able to and no longer have any excuses. We plan on buckling down financially, doing more household stuff for ourselves, trimming the accumulated things for cash, etc. (I'm keeping the lawn guy employed for the time being, though. That mower we inherited is kind of garbage, honestly.) All things good homesteaders should do.

Even though this blog started in 2009 (on live journal, which was deleted so the earliest musings are gone), we're really starting over again. Our goal is to do a better job at actual homesteading instead of just playing at it like we were in New Mexico.

Hoping to have you along for the ride.

Monday, October 27, 2014

More food store talk

I've been working on a food store plan that would give us a year of food without relying so heavily on things like powdered milk and wheat berries.

I keep getting stuck on week 26.

I'm using one of the plans I found on pinterest as a guideline. So, I don't understand why I'm having such problems.

Once I get it figured out, I'll share it here.

Friday, October 24, 2014

food storage

I've been all over pinterest, looking at homesteading and preparedness information. One thing I found is a 52 week plan to build up food stores for 2 adults for 1 year. It's mostly dry goods, so even if we don't use it up, if I repackage it correctly it'll last for a ridiculous amount of time. 15 years or more, if I'm not mistaken. I need to get things settled at the house, put away, and generally dealt with so I can feel like I'm allowed to do these things.

In the mean time, I need to remember to pick up some cheap knee-high nylons next time I get onions so I can store the onions properly for a length of time.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


It's not the best deer makeup ever, but it's pretty good for using what I have already. I'll practice a couple more times before Halloween.

Sorry this only very tenuously had anything to do with homesteading. :p

Monday, October 20, 2014


According to the washing machine during spin cycle, the floor is just a tad too bouncy. That's all I can figure because we checked it with a level and it's good in that respect. We may just get a small board to reinforce that area of the floor as a temp fix. We'll see.