Some of the ways I built up our nest, got ahead, saved and added to my pantry were:
As usual I make little cakes and took with us down to see the girls. This trip I came home with some figs! Harper came out with me to check the fruit trees. I do this every trip! This time there were ripe figs!
She is a careful picker as she knows about the sticky milk that comes from the stems!
I am able to take a dozen eggs to the girls weekly now as my chooks are laying quite well.
I planted Hollyhocks and Broccoli in the garden.
We picked our last bucket of apples from our apple tree...
There are some really little apples. Scarlett loves those!
Using some venison I cooked up meat and veggies until they were very tender and made meat pies. They were delicious and I gave Chloe and Luke eight. I froze some. For mine I used gluten free pastry. I will do these again soon as they were great and a pie in the freezer is an instant handy meal.
I made a batch of vanilla yoghurt.
While op shopping I struck gold! I have been trying to build up my supply of sewing cottons. Several times I have found bags of cotton. But still I look for cotton and don't have the right colour. I got all these at 45c each...
Cottons are expensive and many of the older ones are better quality. So I improved my sewing pantry!
A while ago I got a heap of free little candles. First I made up blackout kits using the candles as the main component. Now I am adding little decals to some ready to package up in groups of five with cellophane and a pink ribbon.
I had some very worn and soft flannelette from an op shop. I had been a sheet. I washed it up and made the girls super soft hankies for autumn and winter colds. I also added some to the medical pantry.
These would make lovely cleaning or dusting cloths too but at this time of year I am thinking more about hankies!
I finally got my braid to finish my pot holders. I like to put a loop on each one so it can be hung up if wanted...
I think I made 16 all up.
I made two honey and date loaves.
So it was a week of a bit of this and a bit of that! it all adds up!
I have loads to do. Tomatoes need picking, apples and pears need cooking, eggs need collecting, spinach needs to be picked, figs need to be used, my seedlings need watering. It is a beautiful Autumn sunny day. I think I will get some baked apples on.
I hope you had a good week! How did you feather your nest? Have a wonderful weekend.xxx