Obviously, when that happens, I turn my attentions to where I’m needed most, and, my online life/blogging takes a beating.
I haven’t updated our Primal Eating or Living posts because there aren’t any new things happening. We’re just maintaining at this point.
When we have more primal type stuff to report, I’ll write a post about it.
On the home front, here’s what has been accomplished:
- Much lively discussion with Dom about where we want to live and how. After a lot of thought, we’ve decided to look in the far away high altitude, sleepy New Mexico mountain towns for the new location of our homestead (that was a mouthful!)
- We collected a whole garage full of materials to be used in our gardens or building, which, upon closer inspection just looked like a garage full of garbage, so we cleaned out the garage since we don’t plan on taking any of our collected recyclables with us
- We burned all our weeds with seeds, along with any broken down pallet wood that was no longer useable
- Our house has three bathrooms, of which only one bathroom is painted. We decided on the colors for the two remaining bathrooms to be painted
- The open pantry shelves located at the kitchen peninsula was moved into the pantry. We actually have a large walk-in pantry that had been used as an office, a little classroom for Simmi, a mudroom, and finally a pantry again
- Dom got busy replacing some of the plumbing under the kitchen sink since hard water tends to calcify the pipes causing them to clog or corrode
- Anthony and Noah helped fill in the old pond area, hauled dirt, manure and rocks, filled in and graded the old greenhouse site, and took down the old windbreaks. They also helped move equipment and supplies to the back garage
- Replaced a door knob which had to be hacked off in the laundry room after Simmi locked the door and lost the keys
- Began cleaning out the sun porch to get it ready for its transformation into a pretty breakfast room
- Got rid of all the old upper cabinets and doors, old kitchen appliances and old counter tops. If you want something gone super fast, simply make an ad in the free section on craigslist, show a picture and give the address. The items we listed were gone in less than 20 minutes. We’re still amazed by that!
- Over 900 pounds of iron and metal were collected around the property. Some of it was iron we collected, other stuff was already here when we bought the house. After collecting, we took it down to the metal recycling and made a little cash…woot!
- Dom made his first major batches of country wines and mead, which are completely wild crafted. We will sample the mead and wines sometime this winter…maybe December?
- Setting priorities and goals for the next month
- Saving money for an upcoming trip to the mountains to view a few properties
- Trying to figure out how best to price our home, and whether to sell ourselves or go with a realtor (too many decisions!)
Overall, it has been a very successful start to the month of March.