Monday, June 6, 2016

Monday Update From The Homestead: May 31 & June 6


We have the fence around the garden and the garden is planted! That, my friends, may be the best and biggest news of these last two weeks. Besides mowing, these two things have consumed most of our time. 



This has been a time consuming project and I will try to get a blog post up about in this coming week. However, one of my goals from last year has been checked off the list! We still have some work we would like to do on it before fall, but that can wait because we have other things to get done...

like the clothes line.
like the shop.
like sorting and organizing the tools so we know what we have and where to find it.
like building raised beds for the strawberries and whatnot. 
like moving the lilies out of the garden.
like transplanting the rhubarb.
like cleaning and organizing my side of the garage.
like a multitude of other projects. You get the drift. 

Rob has been a rock star during these projects. He is doing most of the work and is the brains behind the planning and designing of the projects. I don't know what I would do without him! He would rather be doing other things, but yet he is doing the work on "my" projects. So awesome!

School is out for the summer. I say that ironically because Paige started life guarding classes the Tuesday after school got out. She also has marching band every week this summer and drivers ed in July. However, Dane is enjoying his summer off! Actually Paige is too because she is a little bummed that school is out. She loves school even as a high school student!

I am still decluttering and organizing. I started work in the basement with the laundry room. I have shelves full of painting supplies, laundry supplies, emergency food storage, and whatnot. We also have bags, socks, pillows, and other things that need to be let go. The other room I have been tackling is Shali's old bedroom. She did go through more clothes and we have two big boxes to get rid of as well as some things from her vanity. 

I have been trying to be more conscious about what I can resell when decluttering. I always need extra money for one project or another. I have a store on Ebay that I sell things through and I am trying to add more of the decluttered items to it that I know will sell. I have sold a lot of different things over the years, but I still get nervous about selling the new and unfamiliar to me. 

That is pretty much it unless you want to talk about the daily life things that happen. We took the cat to the vet and found out her thyroid is out of whack. She is on pills which is not fun, but oh well. The car got an oil change. I have stuck hard to only getting groceries once a week. I wish I could say the same for the hardware stores!

In a weekly dose of cuteness, meet Rebel the garden guard:

He sleeps on the job a lot. He seems to like the garden for his naps!

What have you been up to this last week (or two!)?

Thanks for reading,
Erica


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