Thursday, March 22, 2012

Too warm too soon!

Ok so is it just me, or is it just too soon for 86 degree weather? I am not a hot weather person and I am sooo ready for a cool down, this has been some crazy weather we are having here, I heard on the radio we will be 4-6 weeks ahead of schedule this year, ya know that its just wrong!
Ok so I have been spending a LOT of time of pinterest, or pinerest as my hubby calls it,  ok so it is my pinerest (which is a mental hospital here in town) but it's so addicting!  and I have learned some good stuff, like making my own makeup remover, never again will I have to buy that stuff and it's stinking expensive, and I swear my eyelashes are better since I started using it, I'll even share the receipe ready it's really really easy :   1 cup of water, 1-1/2 tbsp of baby shampoo (tear free of course) and 1/8 tsp of olive oil, mix it up and your good to go, and I am telling you it works very well, and I have noticed my eyes don't react to it like they did to the store bought stuff.,  try it you'll like it!!  :)
Well saturday is a "work day" on our community garden at church, calling for rain, but that would be better than 80 degree weather if you ask me, we are doing the backtoeden gardening, I had put a link to it earlier, it's pretty cool!  we are doing our strawberries that way this year, it takes lots of compost and woodchips to do, so we have to start out small, as we don't have a lot of either and can't afford a lot of either.
Steve still is not working, and it's really beginning to takes its toll on him, but we are trusting in God and know without a shadow of a doubt He will provide as He always does!
I got my order of new scents for more lotions and soaps, like 16 new scents anxious to be able to start making with them, got some weird sounding scents but they smell good,  who'd a thunk the scent "lettuce" would actually smell good,  or grass stain, green garden lots of yummy scents.
Got some more knitting done for gifts, hoping to be able to have them ready to go by Sunday so I can take them to church and surprise the people they are for, that's the best part!

The chickens are doing very well, check out this egg it was just huge, I mean you automatically go ouch when you see an egg that size! It was only a double yoker though, I seriously was thinking triple yoker!

Well just thought I would stop by and update, as I really am trying to be better about it!.

Going to the show tomorrow to see October Baby, looking forward to it, I don't go to the show often, meeting a couple of dear friends, couldn't even tell you the last show I saw, it's been a few years. 

Well I'll post a couple pic's of my latest knitting, I am loving this little sweater and might make a few to sell, what do you think?

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Still here!

Oh my gosh it has been soooo long since I posted, I had to reset my password and everything just to get back into my own blog.  Shame on me, and here I was going to get better at posting not worse.  I don't even know where to start, so I'm just gonna start, it's snowing, go figure no snow almost all winter long, March hits and bam so does the snow!  I was really afraid that was going to happen! I sure hope it's over soon, cuz I am READY for spring!  Ok now I do have some stuff to share with you.   Our church is going to do a community garden and we are going to do a new type of gardening (well new to us) but I don't think it's real well known, it is so awesome and I am so excited about it you can check it out here it's an hour and a half long but it's an incredible way to farm and garden, and it just makes so much sense, go ahead check it out I promise you it will be worth your time! I am going to do my strawberries this way this year, it will take a while to build up what you need to actually be able to garden this way, so I'm starting small and next year do something bigger too.
 Well I have been doing a lot of knitting, I'll post some pictures, making soaps, and lotions, the holidays were really busy for me, but I am so thankful for that, Steve has been out of a job since Sept 2010, working here and there for a temporary service, he is a licensed electrician and jobs just aren't out there,  and I am sure being 51 yrs old doesn't help a whole lot either, it takes such a toll on men when they can't work, just does a number on their whole pysch know what I mean?
 I have decided not to put my soaps in my friends office, I just don't want to commit to it I guess, but at least I know maybe someday I could and probably make a go of it.  I'm really thinking ahead to my retirement years, just something to keep me busy and help out with money too, just getting my ducks all in a row so to speak.
The chickens are doing well, we have added a few more, so we are up to 11 now, we had to get rid of Buff the rooster, he became very very mean and aggressive,  I had a little bout with him, scared me to death, and that was the beginning of his end!  You don't tick off the boss! and the hens are so much happier with him gone, they are like different birds!
My grand daughters are getting so big, Kamilah is in first grade (she was home schooled last year) but she seems to be doing very well, she's a very smart studious type of kid.  Her little sister Jazzy on the other hand, well she will be my daughters challenge, as she has been since day one :)
I'm trying to think what else is new since October oh my I'm so embarrassed that it has been so long. , not really sure how many people check my blog anyways.  I do check the blogs I follow on a daily basis.
I do promise I will try and blog more consistently.  I guess I just don't really feel like I have anything interesting to say.
Well I'll download some pictures and then I do have a little elephant I need to finish tonight.
Thanks for checking my blog, and I'll be blogging at ya later.

Going to put some new pictures under my knitting page.