It was a very good week with glorious Autumn weather!
Some of the ways I feathered the nest, saved, got ahead or added to my pantry were:
I cleaned out my whole wardrobe and shoes. This involved facing the music with shoes. I cannot wear heels and so many shoes were mere fantasy and they have been donated. I tried on everything and worked out the reason I never wore things. I am weird about texture and colours and many things never are worn as they "don't feel right" lol so I was realistic that they will never feel right! It was a big job but now I am down to a good workable, farm and country suitable, wardrobe and four pairs of shoes. This did seem me order some good leather boots which already arrived and I love. I live in boots in winter. So these were my reward!
Mum and I did our day trip to see the girls. I made little cakes with chopped apple through them (still using apples at every opportunity) ...
And I made chocolate cakes. They don't look very glamorous but they were a hit!
We had some rain! This was great and it meant we could begin wood cutting without worrying about starting a fire. So we picked some close targets which were fallen trees and began work. I am
thrilled about this! It is hard work but good fun, it tidies up our yard, driveway and surrounds. It improves things for next fire season, it gives us an endless supply of fire wood for our fireplace and then also bon fires outside. It is really good! So we worked out a plan, we have so much to do! And we started a wood stack for our first winter fires. I love a good wood pile!
Lucy and the girls visited! I had a little basket for each of the girls and we went apple picking. They seemed to see it as a treasure hunt! They picked so many apples so fast! Very business like about the whole thing.
When Scarlett filled her basket she would tip them out then start again!
They loved it!
This week I started covering the floor of the chook pen in hay. There is a hay shed up the hill. Each day I push the wheelbarrow up there, fill it with hay and spread this on the chicken house floor, in nesting boxes etc. I want it to be a thick layer before the rain and I don't want the yard to get muddy. So each day I do a load. Already it is adding up. Little bits add up! Soon it will be so fresh, clean and snug for winter. (it is a really big yard!)
Dad gave us some venison and Mum gave us some beautiful beef. These were more than enough chunks of meat to make many meals.
I cut Andy's hair.
I cleaned all the windows, outside only though. It was a nice day and they needed doing so I got out and went right around the house. Looks so nice!
On the craft front I worked on some crochet edges on towels, my sweet pea blanket and I have been sewing. I am held up waiting on supplies. I have farm theme pot holders. (earlier I showed farmyard scene ones) these are animal ones...
I have been waiting on braid which was in the post box when we got home yesterday! So now I am set.
Similarly I made pin cushions and am waiting on flower buttons to sew into the centre of each.
They will look much better when finished. I have pins for them in pastel colours, some are butterflies and some are buttons or heat shaped.
So soon these will be gifts in my gift cupboard.
I took a photo of a pink sunset over our old shed out the back...
Today is sunny and lovely. I have some venison cooking in the slow cooker with mushrooms, onion and carrots to make meat pies. I have seedlings to plant. Hay to cart. Washing to hang out... and so on! I can get to sewing my trim on my pot holders if I get time.
How did you build up your home, get ahead, save... stock your pantry this week?
Have a beautiful weekend!xxx