Are Some of Us/Homesteaders Viewed as Fruitcakes?-
I was thinking the other day about how out-of-step some of us are, compared to modern, "mainstream" society, when it comes to living a different kind of life. A more thoughtful life. Some people might think we're a little off upstairs. There are things I do, for instance, that come automatically- turn off the lights when I leave a room, recycle, think of ways to produce and store more foods, look at someones garbage pile :) Here's a classic example- we were driving past a recycling center this week when I asked Dave to pull a U turn and go back. I told him there was a metal plant stand sticking out of the metal bin. Dave went back, and I got out. It was rusted beyond a simple fix up (I don't weld) so I passed. Now some people might thinks that just low class, low brow weird behavior. Some might think "whatever", others "that's stealing". Well, technically....
Well anyway, watch the Jimmy Buffett video for a good laugh. I might be viewed as weird by some, and I like it that way :)
Recycled Screen Project/Cabinet-
This spring I bought an old, vintage screen at a flea market, for $3.00-
I knew I could do something with this. I finally settled on asking Dave to build a cedar, "culled" wood cabinet of sorts, for our deck. It would add more storage, and get rid of our ugly white plastic shelf (left over from the first pantry closet attempt)-
Odds and Ends-
I thought this was a great idea! Now if I just had a rural place to stick it!
Barn Wood Flag, how cute! Allthingsthrifty And by the same person, see the advent calendar below-
Barn Wood Advent Calendar What a great idea! I wish I'd seen this when my kids were still at home, I'd have made one! I might do a mini-version....
My little .49 cent wire hanger I found thrifting was perfect to display some of my new, vintage kitchen goodies-
In a small kitchen it can be hard to display things and not look cluttered!