Updates from the Homestead
Life has been rather full lately. Lots of activities happening with everyone it seems.
The most fun update is Sierra’s bedroom. Tobin finished all the drywall and other prep work and the painting finally started. Sierra and I bought a quart of both green and blue paint and she painted a scrap piece of drywall so she could see the colors together and make sure this is what she wanted. Yep.. she loved her choices. So yesterday we went and picked up a gallon of each and last night she started painting. Wow.. It would not be my personal choice in color but I have to say it does not look too bad and she is thrilled. It is fun to be a bit adventurous with paint! After much thought on this she decided to go with painting 2 walls green and 2 walls blue. The carpet will be blue and we will accent with purple accessories. I will post pics soon..
My garden is doing great. I am still harvesting lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash and I have enough ears of corn left for one or two more dinners. I am thinking about doing some overwintering seeds. I was going to rototill the garden and plant a row of lettuce, spinach and a few other seeds and see if they come up in the spring. Does anyone do this? I wondered if I need to mulch them heavily? I will try and do some research and see what I come up with. On the rest of the garden area I want to plant a cover crop to try and keep the weeds under control and it will be a good way to add nitrogen to the soil next spring.
I have also been doing more cooking for the freezer. I ran out of just about everything I had made and started a new batch of beef, hamburger, ham, and chicken. I have loved having these meal starters ready to go and am looking forward to them helping me out as I ease into the school year. Today I need to strain out my chicken broth and cook and bag up some beans.
It looks like we have a string of several cool days coming up in our forecast. I am planning and doing a little baking and maybe even get some extra baked items in the freezer. Bagels were sounding yummy.. we will see how the week/weekend goes.
I also started sewing a quilt. I guess the thoughts of fall and cooler days have me in a sewing mood. It is just a small one that I will put over the back of my loveseat but I am enjoying doing a little sewing again. I will post more about it in a future blog post. When
Our homeschool will officially start on September 14th. This will begin my 21st year of homeschooling.. I finally have all the curriculum ordered and it has arrived. We have plenty of paper and pencils too.. Now it is time to start laying out the daily school work schedule. I am actually looking forward to getting back to some structure in my day and that familiar routine with my kids.
That is all the updates I have for now.. Hope you all have a great day on your homesteads today!