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Mar 26, 2016

Spring Independence Days, Easy Easter Decor

Spring Independence Days-
It's getting busy here on the little homestead, so here's an update!

1. Plant Something-

Soon, with some pansies for my window box, and maybe some cool weather starts. We'll get out our mini-greenhouse when the nights get out of the 30's.

2. Harvest Something-
Lots of eggs and chives.

3. Preserve/Store Something-
Still making water kefir, adding more freezer items.

4. Manage Reserves- Get a Good Deal/Barter/Stock Up/Prep-
I scored some great deals at the Grocery Outlet last night- frozen foods, gluten free granola bars I love in a 10-pack for $4.00! Also hair conditioner, Ben and Jerry's (OMG!) Strawberry Shortcake ice cream, and a 2 rake set for $10.00 for our new homeowner kids-

I also found 2 big, new pinwheels for the garden!

5. Eat the Food- Try New Foods/Recipe-
I saw this On Annabell Langbein's website, Tuscan Beef Ragu, and I'll be making this for dinner tomorrow night, looks yummy! I found her marathon showing of all her episodes on PBS today, what a treat!!!

6. Build Community Food Systems-
Still giving excess eggs to my kids, I may start selling some soon.

7. Recycle/Re-Use-
I'll be putting out my 3 thrifted wood, yard art flowers. I bought them in the winter, and stashed them-

We have some scrap cedar and I may have Dave help me build some planting boxes.

8. Skill Up-
Dave is doing research on how to repair our fascia above our siding. He's prepping the house to paint. We're taking some time off work in early May to paint, who hoo! I am so sick of beige, and now that's it's time to paint we'll go with gray, sage green or something with some color. I got an app for my phone from Home Depot where you can take a photo of your house then overlay a color and see what it will look like, cool! We may build a small shed so we're looking at designs we can build from scratch.

9. Regenerate What is Lost/Salvage Something-
Prepping the house for painting, scraping, patching, etc. We'll landscape an empty area from where we had to take down our nectarine tree last year. I'll do some nice pollinating plants for that area.

Easy Easter Decor-
Here's a peek at my very simple Easter decorations, simple simple-

Bunny watching the yard

From Mama Pea's giveaway, my fave Spring mini quilt

Some eggs in my French clock



Mama Pea said...

Seems as though you never let any grass grow under your feet . . . although this time of year that might be welcomed!!

I had wondered what you might do with the little tulip quilt now that you don't have your classroom in which to hang it. You're so inventive that I should have known you'd find a unique way of using it.

We still have some snow (lots of piles where it was plowed up) but more is melting each day. 'Tis now the Mud Season which can't disappear fast enough for me!

Little Homestead In Boise said...

Yes, it's sunny here, but with a cold wind! Snow off to our east, go figure! I love your 2 quilts you gifted me, and display them in my home now :)

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