We move to Hatteras in six days. We are taking two kids, four dogs, a horse and a mouse. We gave away two horses, a donkey, and a rabbit before the move. The beach house we’re moving into is half the size of our house here in Atlanta. We sold most of our furniture, because… Continue reading T minus 6 days til the big move…
We are under contract on our Georgia house and I’m praying that everything goes smoothly with the sale. We’re already packing up and getting ready to move into a rental, where we will stay for 2 months until we can get into our house in NC. My son is already in NC with my mom,… Continue reading Life and Moving Update
We are halfway through our statewide shut-down here in Georgia. When the corona virus started making headlines about a month ago, I admit I didn’t take it seriously. I never get the flu, I didn’t get H1N1, and I didn’t think I’d get this either. It seemed like more media hype, something for the talking… Continue reading Thoughts on the ‘Rona, Part 1
Turns out the no spend year is quite anti-climactic. I don’t spend a lot of money, and I haven’t found it difficult to curb what little I do spend. I’ve stayed out of the stores, haven’t gone to Goodwill just for fun, and I haven’t let myself do any shopping on Amazon for things I… Continue reading The No Spend Year Update
My husband loves football more than anything in the world (almost), and since we live in Atlanta now, he is a Falcons fan. This year the Falcons played on Thanksgiving Day, which is unusual. My husband has a whole group of people that he tailgates with, and they do it up right with good food… Continue reading A Very Falcons Thanksgiving
As usual, we got about 2 weeks of something resembling fall (40 in the morning, 80 in the afternoon) and then it dropped straight down to 20 degrees. Atlanta seems to always vacillate between blazing hot and freezing cold, with very little transition time. The garden is winding down. I tried a fall garden for… Continue reading Fall things…
I’ve tried unsuccessfully to grow food in my side yard, so now I’m changing it into more of a flower garden and nature sanctuary. I have herbs growing in the garden boxes, and I’m trying my first winter garden in those, but next summer I plan to move the veggie garden to a part of… Continue reading We Built a Tiny Toad Pond
This summer we added a Holland Lop rabbit to our family. We found her on Craigslist and she came with her hutch. We got a rabbit to make poop/fertilizer for the garden. Rabbit poop is “cold” fertilizer, so it can be applied directly into a garden bed without composting it first. It’s been about a month… Continue reading How Our Rabbit Helps Our Garden
I was a philosophy major, which means I’m the kind of person that is always asking “Why?” I don’t find the “how” interesting at all until I find out the why. I was never the least bit interested in gardening until I began to learn about the problems caused by industrial agriculture in this country.… Continue reading Why Try to Homestead in the Suburbs?
I really hate spending money, especially on clothes, because they are such a poor investment. I do like clothes though; I am a girl, after all. I buy nearly of my clothing at Goodwill because I can’t stand to pay what the retail stores are asking. Every now and then though, I see an article… Continue reading I bought an expensive thing.