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Well the last week of May is finally here. Wow, has this year ever flown by. I can hardly believe were going into June in 7 days.

I picked up my poppies and my lavendar plants yesterday and will plant them today. Dh dug up one of the flowerbeds for me and I cleared it all up so its ready for planting.

I did all the strawberries and raspberries yesterday as well.

Other than planting my plants, I'm taking today as a day of rest once again. I'm trying to stay off my foot as much as possible until I get to the doctors.

One other thing I'll probably do is make some curtains for my sewing room and for the back porch. Then dh can have the blinds in the porch for his workshop.

How is everyone doing down on the homestead?
 

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Good morning!
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This morning DH has gone to pick up a horse!! We are getting another one, a mare and she is 9 years old and very calm...we need a calm one around here, the other two are being trained. Our church is at 11 a.m. and I have decided not to go today, just not feeling up to it, we will have devotions here in awhile.

DH has to leave this afternoon so I am putting a chicken in the oven soon for a late lunch/early supper and we'll have mashed potatoes, carrots and salad with it. The kids want chocolate cupcakes so I'll pop those in the oven too.

We are getting another dull day here today, it has been raining on and off for days now and cool. I was wanting to put one more coat of stain on the top of the picnic table. I have two wooden outside chairs for around the campfire that I want to fix up too. today I think I will scrape off all the old paint and decide whether to paint again or stain.

CJ - I hope you are feeling better, I know how hard it is to see things that need done and you can't or "shouldn't" be doing it!:smball:

Have a wonderful day down on the homestead!
 

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I need to get motivated to get to work. A trip to Wally World is planned for the
grocery shopping for the month.
On my need to do list for the week end.
Pay bills:(
Do laundry (does anyone else feel this is a loosing battle?)
sweep sunroom
plant the apple tree I bought last week
cut my hair
 

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Well today is much better than last weeks!
Of course I still am not supposed ot do much but being able to see and plan for future projects is just fine with me at this point!
today and this week will be a time of praise and rest. Last week was a time of rest and fear!
This week ds is goiung to take pics of clothes for me to put on the auction, either ebay here or SYI. I have probably 3 lots of them to put up! Since my friend gave me so many I just have too much!
 

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Well my relaxing day has turned into a busy, but relaxaing day. I planted the lavendar and the poppies, along with more Johnny pop-ups and the neighbour gave me a whole pile of lilies, which I also planted.

Then I decided to paint all the window sills and the front door. Tomorrow, I'll give those a second coat, along with painting the back entrance.

I also weeded the flowerbeds and the strawberry patch. I tell you those weeds are something else. Give them a bit of heat and they grow like crazy. :eek:
 

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Dh has been busy today and I have been a bum! LOL! I got back from the state homeschool convention last night and I am worn out! My feet were even swollen!

Today I have been unpacking, done a load of laundry, and have been looking through some of the various catalogs I picked up at the convention plus trying to fill dh in in little short segments (I have soooooooooooo much I want to tell him!).

Dh and ds mowed the yard and dh spray painted our light post (the paint on it was badly chipped from having to weed eat around it). We've had a few discussions today about putting the house on the market and moving, but there just isn't anything out there for us to buy right now.......... well, there is it's just all at such an inflated price that we're really better off where we are for right now.

Dh has a roast on the grill as we have a friend coming for dinner in just a bit.
 

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Yesterday we went to this big craft fair thing that is done "street market" style. it is done every memorial day weekend. we didn't buy anything but some snacks. We had a blast. and though I got the kids all covered with their sunblock, i didn't do mine at all...i have a really bad sunburn on my shoulders. sigh, happens everytime! We walked there and back and covered 48 blocks round trip. my feet are killin me. Today we wnet to another of the same type of craft fair thing down in another town just south of us. it was soooo much smaller. maybe 12-14 booths. Ah, well. we didn't find anything but we did have fun with the kids letting em play at the playground. Then once we got home it began raining again. :D I made dinner and did the dishes.
 

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Well, I am proud to say that I have gotten so much homework done, I am actually getting myself ahead of the game

so far Ive written papers for: The Color Purple, Real Women Have Curves, A report on a visit to the Huntington Library, another on my visit to Norton SImon Museum, and2 0f 7 art lesson plans.

I have not however tackled any housework, so what it'll wait!

Back to the lesson plans...
 

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Woo hoo Robin, I've got curves - that makes me a Real Woman!! :toothy:

I needed to put that there after my dh locked himself out of the house and needed his keys for work this morning, so came banging on the doors at 6 a.m. waking everyone up so that he could get his keys!!! :mad:

Well now that I'm up, I should be able to get more done. I have a load to do today, and even with my foot bad, I still need to get some stuff done.

After supper last night, I painted the back door and trim and one of the storm windows. I'll have to give it a second coat today. I also got the window sills painted twice yesterday so that is finished.

I also have to grind grain and bake bread today. Along with that, I'll make more applesauce muffins and freeze them for when the weather gets hot and I won't be baking. Its suppose to be pretty warm today, but with a nice breeze and the windows open, it shouldn't get too hot in here.

I need to wash a couple loads of clothes again, so I'll probably do the kids bedding as well.

I'm also going to take apart the book shelf dh made that was suppose to go upstairs and was to big to get up the stairs. :eek: I'll take it upstairs in pieces and then put it back together!! It needs to come out of the living room and wasn't really meant for in there anyways. We need to get things ready to insulate the living room. With gas prices expected to rise by winter again, we need to get the insulation done!!!

Its going to be a wonderful, warm sunny day here, so hopefully I get everything done, and don't get antsy to be outside.


Thats it for the early morning news :eek: on my homestead, this Monday morning.
 

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GOOD MORNING!!!!!
I can now see my pc screen without my sheild!!! I have no real plans for today since the dr says no real physical stuff until he sees me again Friday.
The boys are gonna help with laundry, moving the basket and bending to put it in the dryer. I will do dishes. Other than that I plan to be LAZY! I could get used to this!!!
Sis, please take care with your foot! I missed what you did to it, but becareful so it won't get worse!
 

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I just finished making a list of everything I bought at the homeschool convention and tallying up how much I spent. :eek: LOL! I really didn't do badly for all that I got. I also made a list of all the seminars I attended so I won't go to any of the same ones next year.


Not sure what dh has planned for us today, but I know he wants to get our porch all cleaned up (we're in a corner plus there's a dirt road behind us so it gets pretty messy) and we need to get some things put in the attic. I wanted to go to the beach this afternoon/early evening, but it's high tide then so that's a no go. Dh did mention that we may ride around looking for homesc for sale though.
 

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Good Luck Quilter Mom, I hope that you find the house of your dreams

CJ...what happened to you foot anyways??? Hoping you'll be dancing soon

I have lots of energy, so Im not staying on this computer, Ill post later how productive my day goes here on my homestead.
 

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Sis and Robin - I haven't done anything to my foot. The pain just came one day and it hasn't left. I have a doctor's appointment on the 4th.

Well bread is baked, 2 loads of clothes are hanging on the clothesline, the bookcase is put back together upstairs (albeit not quite like dh had it) :eek: and I'm ready to a nice long sleep. Problem is the day isn't over yet!!!

I also watered all my flowers but will have to check my sashta daisies in a bit. Its really hot here and they don't like the heat if they aren't watered a lot!!

The painting is also all finished. Glad I got everything done before it got too hot.


QuilterMom - don't you just love those conventions!!! They are the best.
 

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Good morning everyone on this wonderful Tuesday morning. It is warm here and we had quite the thunderstorm last night. Its cleared up here though and is sunny right now.

The only 2 things I have planned for today, although that could change, is mowing the lawn and folding clothes from yesterday. Then I'm going to read.

Have a great day on your homestead.
 

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I'm working today, but have a dr. appt. this afternoon - then back to work after that. I've got a chicken in the crock pot at home, so supper will be that plus some baked potatoes in the microwave!

We have to take the cats to the vet tonight for their flea injections - should be fun! :toothy: We end up chasing them into a room and then being very sneaky in order to gather them up for the ride! :couch:
 

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Well the grass is mowed and what a job that is. Our lot is a lot bigger than I thought it was last year. :eek: For some reason, it seems to have grown!!

I also weeded the few weeds in the flowerbeds.

Now its on to folding the clothes and then relaxing. I have all the windows open in the house and with all the gentle breezes blowing in, its wonderful. I can hear the birds singing and chirping and I can smell all the fresh cut grass. Its wonderful living in the country. It really is balm for my soul!!
 

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It's a beautiful sunny day here as well. I am not doing too much today,just enjoying the quiet with everyone back at work and school:D I do need to finish up the dishes from the fresh baked banana bread that DH made last night,and try to thaw a meat pkg from Sav a Lot(a rant on another post later;) ) But the DDs all helped yesterday,so the homestead is in pretty good shape!
Tomorrow I want to start decluttering my bedroom,but don't hold me to it till I know how I feel tomorrow. I still have boxes in there from our move in January:eek: .
I hope everyone has a great day!!!!
 

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Well, the Colorado Homestead is pretty bust today too. I have gotten to the point where it is time to put lighter linens on the beds so I have been washing linens (they were washed when put up last fall, but were dusty so had to wash em all over again...this time gonna try putting them in containers instead of on shelves) So as soon as all of those are washed, i have to wash all the linens I am taking off the beds. Today I have done a total of 5 loads of regular laundry, and put it all away too! Yippee!! (love having empty laundry baskets) and I have a few loads to go, dh's work clothes need washing too.

We had a stuffed chicken for dinner last night, so i have to make a chicken salad with the left overs from that today. And I have a load of dishes to send through the dishwasher.

The floors were vacuumed yesterday so I am not gonna do floors today, probably tomorrow I will get to it. Unless I get a burst of energy.

I got the trash out today too, and even threw out a bag of stuff from my closet. ( I am going to try to do this once a week and see if it isn't so painful to throw out clothes a little at a time :toothy:

I suppose that's about it from this Colorado Homestead!
 

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Today was spent driving. Had an appointment back home which is two hours away. Had chicken in the crockpot so it was nice to come home with supper ready. Made up a potato and veggie casserole yesterday so I just had to heat that up. Boys had swimming lessons tonight and just got home. I think tonight I will do one load of laundry, empty dishwasher that I didn't do this morning, go for a short walk and call it a night!

Hope your day was wonderful!!:smball:
 

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Good morning everyone, on this "halfway day" here on the homestead. I woke up to the sun shining, the birds singing and the promise of very warm weather today. The kids are all still sleeping.

Yesterday I started work on the porch and I plan on getting it finished today. I always said I didn't want a porch on my house because everything you don't want or need, gets thrown in there. UGH!! The kids and I also did some work in the partial basement we have, so again I'll do some cleaning down there.

I didn't get the clothes folded yesterday, so today I will. Your probably all thinking, boy is she disorganized. Yup, I am!!! :eek:

The flowers I planted yesterday which 2 neighbours gave to me are looking good, all except one which probably won't make it. I'll leave it though and see what happens. I have some Cosmos coming today and I found a couple of Hostas outside which I didn't know I had, so I worked a flowerbed around them yesterday. I also planted some poppies in that area.

My strawberries are all in bloom and really looking good and the raspberries are doing well and multiplying the way they should. My rhubarb, which I planted last year is doing well too and I should have enough soon to freeze a bag full. I didn't plant a lot because we don't eat that much of it, I usually make jam with it, but its doing well. I'll also have a fresh feed of lettuce in a few days that came up from seed last year.

The fruit trees have also all bloomed, but I don't think I'll get much off them again this year. I just planted them last year and it usually takes a couple of years to get much fruit on them.

Carolyn, my roses are the best they've ever looked. It must be a good year for roses. They are all in bloom and I should have flowers in about a week or so. The peonies just opened up and its so pretty.

Thats it for the homesteading news this morning. Have a great day down on the homestead.
 
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