Things are not normal here with packing up, working on getting this house ready to sell and planning what to do first at the farm house.
I have boxes everywhere! We are going back in a week and a bit so we will fill up Andy's van with things to take.
I did have a few savings. I got $30 in Flybuy points which I will turn into $60 of groceries. I am saving this for building up my new pantry.
I made yoghurt, baked custards and all the meals as usual.
I also worked on my use it up challenge and made a couple of meals from things in the fridge and freezer. The freezer is gradually emptying out.
We have so many plans and so much to do! I have a notebook just to keep track of moving. While we are keeping the vintage kitchen and stove the counter tops need renewing so we are replacing those and I have been picking out what to have. There are some other things to pick out i.e. new shower screen and paint colours.
I have so many lists!
The lady who was living in the house had a great collection of chickens...
These Silkies were white and grey. I put in an order as Harper and Scarlett would love these!
She told me that a nearby town has two chicken auctions per year where you can get all kinds of varieties of chooks. So we are planning to go to that! We will have to work out how many to get! I think attending a country chicken auction has to be a fantastic day out!
Other news is Chloe and Luke now have a cat. First of all Chloe got chickens when she found out a neighbour had moved out and they left the chooks behind. By the time knew what had happened some had already died and she rescued the rest. From this she got a great variety of chickens and also ended up being allowed to have the whole hen house, feed bins etc!
This time.... people moved out of a house and left their cat behind. Luke found out about this and started feeding the cat. New people were moving in to this house and they said they hate cats and would shoot it. So you can guess what happened next. Now Chloe has a cat.
This is ok... she has a large lawn around her house and all the birds are big ones like cockatoos. The cat can keep down the mice and this will help with snakes. So he has a job!
He seems to love Chloe. We already save all bones and meat scraps for Sully (the dog) so now we will do the same for Herb. Yes, his name is Herb!
Last week I felt like we were waiting waiting to go see the house. How time drags by when you are waiting!
Now I am waiting waiting to go back and get working!
I want to share some photos...
The first is from Jen in NC. She always has an amazing garden and inspires me with what I want at the farm...
Jen is bringing in veggies but she says the heat has hit the garden in recent days. We will have this problem too Jen. I put sheets over some things on the worst days.
And Vicky... she has worked so hard on her garden and is now harvesting too...
How beautiful the cabbages look! The whole scene is gorgeous! I dreamed of space like this and now I will have it!
This is the time for them to be filling their shelves! And for us it is the time in winter to be waiting to start.
I know soon my waiting time will turn into being so busy and getting ready for summer. Summer will be the hardest time at the farm as fires are our main worry and it gets very hot. Winter will be glorious with two fires going and an endless wood supply!
How was your week? How did you build up your home, save, get ahead, add to your pantry?
I hope you have a lovely weekend! xxx