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    -made use of a Pringles container - its now my knitting needle container
    -used a quilted bag to store my wool in

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    Today, I:

    • collected an egg from the hens;
    • obtained (via Freecycle) approximately 100 plastic bags for my "plarn" project;
    • re-attached all the towel racks and outlet covers removed for yesterday's re-paint project in the upstairs bedroom (including re-attaching the toilet tank), so the bathroom is functional again!
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    What is a "plarn project"? thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by l8eebugg View Post
    What is a "plarn project"? thanks
    "plarn" is plastic strips used like yarn in knitting/crochet projects. *My" plarn project is to knit a tote bag out of recycled plastic shopping bags.

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    That's sound really neat. Post a picture when you finish please.

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    It is my January skill-a-month challenge, so HOPEFULLY, it will be done by the end of the month!

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    Today I am baking bread.

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    Dh and a friend cut up some deer meat and on Thurs. they will grind up deer meat, rather than taking it to a butcher to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homesteadmamma View Post
    Dh and a friend cut up some deer meat and on Thurs. they will grind up deer meat, rather than taking it to a butcher to do.
    Good for you homesteadmamma! We always have our deer meat processed by a local guy who charges $80 for a deer. I don't think that is bad considering I have never found a hair or tallow in the meat ever. DH doesn't want to do it so I figure $80 for a deer is not bad. We eat venison at least once a week. I love it! We were able to get two deer this year and that meat will last us the whole winter, no problem. 300 pounds of free meat is awesome!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie-cat View Post
    Good for you homesteadmamma! We always have our deer meat processed by a local guy who charges $80 for a deer. I don't think that is bad considering I have never found a hair or tallow in the meat ever. DH doesn't want to do it so I figure $80 for a deer is not bad. We eat venison at least once a week. I love it! We were able to get two deer this year and that meat will last us the whole winter, no problem. 300 pounds of free meat is awesome!
    We have it down pretty good. We seldom find a hair in the meat. We've never taken it to a butcher shop, just won't pay the money to have it done. I love free meat too.

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    Well i havent updated for awhile ive been really busy. We have added 2 more rabbits and 1 more goat. Been collecting 3 eggs a day from the hens. Started an incubator full of eggs last nite so feb 1st i should have hatchlingS! I also have 2 pregnant does(rabbits)! They are due in 1.5 weeks!

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    Last night I crocheted 4 wash clothes.

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    Today, I:

    • collected three eggs from the hens;
    • brought up a bit more wood for the wood stove;
    • started cutting plastic bags into strips for my recycled plastic tote-bag;
    • washed and dried three plastic zip-lock bags for re-use.

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    I finished knitting a dishcloth yesterday.

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    Yesterday I made buns and 2 more dishclothes.

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