Thursday evening I had a fire belle meeting all we had to discuss was the upcoming banquet so it was a pretty short meeting.
I got 5 gallons of kombucha pored up, flavored and doing the second ferment.
I got to make bread with my sourdough starter and it is amazing love it and it doesn’t seem to bother my stomach as much as yeast bread does.
I didn’t get a whole lot done Saturday since I had a funeral to go to. This year isn’t starting out that great there have already been several deaths in the community (several from car accidents, Please wear your seatbelts most of the deaths could have been avoided had they had seatbelts on.). Really hoping that will be all for a while.
Sunday we went and helped some friends work their buffalo calves. I have to say it was a little different than working cow calves plus they are a little bigger and a little wilder. And it snowed pretty much the whole time so it was cold and muddy. I was writing the weights and numbers down so I couldn’t really wear any gloves by the time I was done my hands were frozen haha.
200 a month,
I had to run into walmart to get some jars ( which they didn’t have), but I did get a bunch of Christmas stuff on 90% off so I got a couple wrapping papers, some lights ( I will use these in the yard this summer), they had some of the shredded paper that you use in baskets for 22 cents each I got all they had to use in some soap baskets that I wnat to start putting together to sale, and they had kids Christmas books 90 % off so grabbed several of these. I don’t count these in the 200 a month sine they are for the yard and daycare.
I bought some letterce, 2- 4lb tubs of lard that was marked down, canned peas, bannanas, and cashwes,butter and I bought a small tub of orange chicken from the deli ( I hadn’t eaten all dayand it was 4 and I was starving since I went to WM after the funeral) so I spent 23.19 add that to last weeks 87.18 fro 110.37 spent for the month, that leaves me 89.83 for the month and 2289.63 for the year. No getting off to a very great start ugh.
Last week I got some of the grapefruits in the dehydrator, some bread made with my sour dough starter ( which was amazing), breakfast cookies made, yogurt and butter made, kombuchia poured up flavored and set out for the second fermentation, tomatoes and lemons fermenting, and some basil in salt to preserve.
This week I need to get the rest of the grapefruits put up and the oranges canned, the apples canned ( some cubed and some applesauce) , carrots, cauliflower and garlic fermenting, sour cream started, I would like to get some meatballs canned and start some mead if I have time.
I finally got the baby blanket finished, This week I need to do some mending and I would like to make some bags out of feed sacks.
I worked some on Joleens afaghan this week. Would like to get it finished this week. Joleen got me a knitting machine for Christmas ( it came from Germany so I just got it this week) so wanting to play around with that this week.
I want to get some beeswax wraps made ( I had to order some rosinand it should be in to day) . And another batch of soap made. I want to start making swirl soaps which I havn’t ever done before.
I started doing my workouts again ( I am only a little sore haha) in addition to the workout I am walking on the tread mill want to work up to 30 minutes.
What I am reading,
I am reading Siege of Stone by Terry Goodkind ( he is one of my favorite fiction writers) been waiting almost a year for this to come out.
Time to start on that again, I am working on the web page right now.
I need to finish or at least get close to finishing up the web page, I also need to get a list made for kids day and I am wanting to put a list together of different classes and demonstrations to have.
This is something new. I am wanting to make some extra money this year ( that whole getting out of debt thing) so I will add the things that I am doing towards getting that off the ground. I will be selling soaps, lotions, salves, balms, 100% crocheted cotton wash cloths, wax wraps, bags, Jams and jellies, breads and a few other things. So this week I need to look into getting my food handlers licence and work on my branding.
And just because I don’t have enough to keep me busy I am going to be starting a first responders class next month. I have been wanting to do something like this for a long time looking forward to it plus it will be nice to have that extra knowledge.
PB & Toast
Yogurt and fruit
With this, we will have toast, or whatever sides I want to have with it.
Mac & tomatoes
Will have whatever kind of fruit and vegetables I have, and crackers with the soup.
For Andy’s lunch, he will have leftovers from the night before.
Rotel HB Helper
Chicken Fried Steaks
Will have a veggie of some sort, and bread with each meal. Saturday or Sunday we will have leftovers.
Andy’s Snacks (He takes a snack for the break at work)