My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

Please move with me over to my current blog, ... thank you!

Today we get pallets and a hutch

Yesterday the Kid and I went out for errands to the second closest town, about 40 minutes drive. First to the health food store where I picked up a couple packets of quinoa and lentils. Also got some millet for the quail, us, and trying to plant. We'll see. The Kid also got several loaves of gluten-free bread, gf brownies and gf cinnamon rolls. I grabbed more dried soup veggies, because I go through a couple of packages of those a week.

Next to Bed, Bath and Beyond because the Kid needed an organizer for the shower next to his basement bedroom. No where to hold his shampoo! Looked at shower curtains too but everything was so expensive so just got the organizer. (Sidenote: couldn't believe it but he found a porn mag in one of the basement bathroom drawers... unbelievable! At least he brought it to us as soon as he found it but we sure did have to answer a lot of questions.)

Then to Wal-Mart for essentials necessary for the bathroom the Kid just vacated up here. Not even a soap dish or towel rack! I picked out some stuff that will do nicely in this "guest-suite", and goes well with the newly-painted light green walls. Picked up a few other things, but by the time I was ready for check-out, my body was ticked off at me so we hurried home, unloaded, put the car back in the workshop and I didn't move for another hour.

I've been thinking about space lately, and I think that in addition to using the other suite up here as a guest-suite, I'll put my planter-shelves in front of the two south-facing windows, and when the seedlings are ready to leave the mini-greenhouse after they've sprouted, I'll repot and place on those planter-shelves. After all of my seedlings have been planted outdoors, I'll use that space to grow lettuce and herbs indoors year-round. Maybe even a tomato! Yum! Nothing beats homegrown veggies.

But today.. we have lots of things to do. That woman in the nearby town will be waiting for us to pick up the 10+ pallets, there's another person in the same town that has a 4-compartment hutch that we should be able to modify for the quail, the country store that will be providing our chicks at the end of this month is holding a sale on livestock feed so we'll stop by to pick up some goat food, AND a nursery in the same town is calling our names to visit and explore and order our fruit trees!

What else to do today (Saturday): Hubby still needs to finish painting the guest-suite (high places and edges) so I can finish moving things around there. We need to find the frame for the Kid's full-size bed in the basement (he's almost 6' at age 13). Want to plant peas in the ground so they'll start germinating and growing ... fresh peas eaten straight from picking are very delicious.

Oh yeah, the most important thing we need to do this weekend: open boxes to locate our paperwork to do taxes! Once organized, I just need to call H&R Block to make an appointment for next week. With selling the house and other things, our taxes are just a mite too complicated this year. Next year we'll do them ourselves.

As for Sunday... driving into Denver to take mom-in-law out for Linner (Lunch/Dinner). Probably won't put up another post till Monday so everyone have a good Easter.


Anonymous said...

A couple of suggestions for your gf grains/baked goods. Having owned a health food store for a number of years I would discount bulk purchases for people. For me, it was 15% off 6 pkgs (a 1/2 case or sometimes a full case) of the same priced item or same item. Also, I offered bulk pkgs of 5# or larger with the same discount (that's what it worked out to for me and I passed it on)

If you have not checked on Amazon please do - you may very well find much better prices, also buying direct from Bob's Red Mill - they have really good GF mixes for bread, etc.

I know GF costs more so savings are a blessing.

Vikki and the Kid said...

Thanks, Anon. I do actually order bulk from the health food store, especially the Kid's favorite: Annies gluten-free rice mac and cheese. He loves making it and does, about 3-4 times a week. More if I let him. I looked into Bob's Red Mill directly, and Amazon, but am pretty stocked up right now. Will try to remember next time I need to order.

Thanks for your input. Always good to hear. Vikki