Monday, August 31, 2009

The View Here Today

I have the necessary dresses done!! Woo-hoo!! And button holes are all in ready for button stitching by the girls later.

I tried to make Miss Emily some "big girl panties" midstream, but the pattern really isn't a good one. I fudged and tinkered, but I'm not at all happy with the results. Of course, I'll keep plugging away, but I'm down to only boy prints and blues in the soft flannel for trainers. Oh well...she won't care and I can adjust the pattern with that and get the real girly stuff later.

Now I'm moving on to cutting 2 nightgowns in the right size...don't ask. Then a couple dresses for the older girls to whip up tomorrow.

I think we've done good. Yes, what I should be doing is binding that quilt...I know, Mom. I will. I'm not skipping that. I'm just on an assembly-line roll with these dresses right now :o)

The yard is finished but for a touch of weed-eater trim workaround the building and dog runs. The chickens are relocated and happy campersnow at the barn coop. Feed barrels relocated to the milking room.

We even have dinner prepped and good to go...a sort of stir-fry with a broccoli blend, some rice and some ground turkey. No recipe -- just sort of winging it on seasoning it up. The cookies are even finished and tucked away! Peanutbutter cookies are absolutely perfect with whole wheat flour because they easily take on the peanutty flavor :o). No one would know they were made with Prairie Gold...except we switched to total wheat flour a few months ago and they know I don't even have 5# of white here anymore.

There's no word on an actual move for us yet-- thought I should clarify that :o) We will be making at least 2 trips monthly to fellowship and do service, and we'll keep our eyes open for land. We have a couple leads to check out...something like 62 acres with house and some buildings for about $140k and another with a few less acres and fixer-upper about $130k. Andthere's always the prayer of finding a lease with option done personally instead of bank loan. We don't want a bank loan at all.

As to a newsletter if we go bush...LOL, never thought of that. Figure I barely have useful ramblings (blabberings) as it is, could I fill a couple pages with something useful? Maybe if and when the time comes, The Lord will tweak my ear about something to share. :o)

Back to the view of my day...


Married life said...

I just want to say that I absolutely love your blog and 62 acres for 140K would be a deal of a life time for here in PA I hope you find your land soon : )

Stone Bridge Farm said...

I agree about the bank. I would do just fine if I could find a way to eliminate one for once and for all.

We recntly switched banks because they kept messing up our, we just got back from the Amish Country andwe came home to a mess with the new one. Hubby went down today and straightened it out. Something about a new teller and his mistake...of wasn't ours! Duh! LOL.

Have a good day!

Blessedmom said...

Wishing you all God's blessings in whatever happens next for you all. You could always move to Oklahoma, cheap land, cheap property taxes. lol, and there's always the prospect of us being neighbors 8D

BTW, what pattern are you using for the trainers?

In His Grace,

Kimberly said...

I had the same view here today! In between all the little things of the day I was able to do some mending and sew some bags. A little each day and I just might finish something!


Jeremiah 6:16
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.

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