Cute poster from Urban Homesteading.org
Vintage Food Posters-
I always like to share these when I stumble onto them. Pretty cool! -
Last year Dave got some free chairs from a co-worker destined for the dump. At the time I had ZERO time for a fix up, and a wedding shower to set up. I needed the chairs for seating asap, so I cleaned them up. I also added chicken fabric :) Not too bad-
Later I realized they didn't go at all with my dining set, which is french country (mostly). After I did some research I came up with this-
Dark blue linen-look, upholstery fabric, from an outlet, $4.00
2 coats of white, satin spray paint later!
Then I add a little wood applique for a little something. I like them! Total cost- chairs free, paint $8.00, fabric, $4.00, appliques $2.00 = $14.00, works for me...
We re-visited a thrift store today. I had some small electric appliances that were always in the way at the bottom of my food pantry closet, in my spare bedroom. I had the brilliant idea to build/buy a appliance garage! I found this sturdy, clean little thing for $15.00, so we bought it! It's even has wheels! Problem solved. I will probably paint the handles, as I hate brass. I may paint the whole thing! It sits next to the canning cabinet-
I also got a cute fabric summer bag for $1.50, washed and ready to go-
In the shade
It's been blistering the last week. Water, water, water. Everything dries out so fast, especially with the steady winds. At least it's not like Phoenix! A huge dust storm hit on Thursday, and closed the airports- Dust Storm Hits Phoenix
Glad I don't live there...
Well here's some good things about the heat-
The A/C works great after the old one died last year! We installed ceiling fans when we bought this place, and I have 2 fans in the kitchen as well. It's a welcome relief from the heat.
girls enjoy the shade and water mister
a little free range time in the main yard
Fiona got all her feathers back! Poor kid molted really early
You can make sun tea!
Tomatoes are loaded, as are the blackberries. We'll get a bumper crop this year, can't wait! Jams and lots to freeze for coffeecakes, etc. is in our future. Getting blossoms on the pickling cukes, lemon cukes and squash. Birds are enjoying the birdbaths, and a random squirrel enjoyed a grape I threw to it-
poor guy was so hot!
How do you stay cool?