It seems such a long time ago that I arrived home with little Georgie and Eddie. Now it seems like they have lived here forever. Both are doing so well and so lovely. Georgie drinks his bottle up well and has grown. They all play together and run around as if they have a racing track worked out.
This is Eddie and Loui.
This is little Georgie.
I love them all!
Some of the ways I saved, got ahead, added to the pantry etc. included:
I had left over roast lamb and also roast chicken. Normally if I do a roast lamb I cook enough veggies and make enough gravy that I serve up roast lamb x 2. One lot goes into an oven poof dish sand I usually skip a night and heat that up and have a roast meal again. I love this night off! And roast meat will be lunches too. Still I had left overs! So I stood and made up a dozen very large rolls. These go into the freezer for Andy's lunches when needed. They are thawed/microwaved or go into the sandwich press. He loves them. I stick to roast meat and butter with pepper or maybe cheese or mustard as these all freeze just perfectly. There are always fast lunches to grab and take anywhere.
I did some more burning and cleaning up and had a huge bonfire. We still have several to go!
I cut Andy's hair.
Mum gave us a big bag of almonds! They will be soo useful for making pesto when my basil grows.
I cooked up a lot of spaghetti meat sauce then made up pasta bakes and containers of meat sauce. Some for the freezer, some for meals, some for Lucy's family, some for Allie who has done several lovely things for me lately.
With so many eggs I was able to give eggs to everyone and make up several dozen individual bacon and egg pies.
For the girls I made little banana cakes. Yesterday Mum and I headed off, both with cooking, to see the girls. They will not starve, this I know for sure!
In the op shops I got some very good books, a lovely piece of floral flannelette, leather belts to make animal collars and some bottles.
Our supermarket is giving free seeds with purchases and I have a line up of them sprouting on my windowsill to add to the garden.
We had beautiful rain here. We are very blessed it is green as much of Australia is in the most severe drought.
A major bit of progress was having help and some fence posts put in so we will have an additional little animal yard.
On the side of our driveway is a kind of comer of trees and pasture. I thought if it was fenced off then I could keep calves, lambs (or whatever!) in it and they could not get into my garden. So now we have posts and just need wire!
Most of my crafts I share over in the club The Tuesday Afternoon Club. There are almost 700 of us now! One of the things I make this week was pretty essential oil hand soaps for my gift cupboard. I found the lovely bottles for $2 each.
They smell lovely and they will pair well with the hand towels I have already finished, bars of soap I made and wash cloths I made.
Well that was my week! Today I need to get a few things done as tomorrow Andy's team is in the AFL grand final so not much work will happen!
How did you get ahead, build up your savings and pantry and generally feather your nest? I hope it was a good week for you. Many things come in the form of little opportunities. If our eyes are open we can see them. Just being in good health and feeling good is an opportunity. I had a few days this week I didn't feel well. When this happens you realise what an opportunity feeling fit and well actually is! Also how important it is to look after our health. Being able to look after our families and help others depends on our energy and health!
Have a wonderful weekend. I am working on a Nanna Post. I have two almost done. One is How to beat rising prices like Nanna did and make meat go further. The other is How to beat rising prices like Nanna did using basic skills. Hopefully they will be finished soon! xxx