Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I think my allergy season is over!

So now there is no excuse for any lack of posts henceforth. I shall do my best, and I hope you'll forgive me if I blunder horribly at a later date.

Joe is asleep--hence my ability to write a logical post. That girl has taken to walking, so all we do is meander around the farm except for a quick pause for meals and naps here and there. Not a bad life, but it's not very conducive to a tidied house being outside all day instead of tending to indoor chores (oh well).

My doe rabbit had another litter of kits on Sunday--this time she had 10, but forgot to make a nest (it was my fault--I moved her to a bigger hutch too close to her due date if I had to guess), anyway, I scrambled to give her some dried grass and whatnot to make a nest with, and she did and her babies got warm and seem to be doing just fine. Typical drama of farm life once again.

As anybody who knows me is well aware I have lofty goals of self-sufficiency. I want to grow the immaculate garden and can, freeze, and preserve to my heart's content. I'm daydreaming about what next spring will hopefully bring about--lots of seedlings ready to go into a freshly tilled garden, and more seeds ready to sow directly as well. Our garden is located in what used to be a barnlot and the ground is absolutely awful. I'm planning on tilling this fall to pick out rocks and adding compost a bit for winter in hopes of a better start next spring.

A few of the veggies I'm hoping to grow next year are new potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, eggplant (because I've never tried it), cannellini beans, green beans, early peas, spinach, and various squash as well. We'll see how it all ends up.

Food (especially when it's fresh and from scratch) is the most amazing thing.

On a completely different topic--in less than two weeks my daughter will be a year old. She is the most amazing little person and I never knew I'd take to being a mother so well. She is the most easy going, fun, and happy little person I've ever met. She's going to love devouring her own little birthday cake--chocolate is her favorite of course--I'm sure I'll get some very dandy photos of the event.

She'll be waking up soon, so I better run and tidy a bit before she does.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Craigslist Cravings.

This would've went great in Joe's room--it was in the Bloomington Craigslist--they wanted a hundred bucks for it, but Joe definitely doesn't need a loft bed yet. I thought all the storage and built in desk and trundle bed were really clever.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Real Estate Hankerings.

This week's find would be an ideal rental because it's in Terre Haute near the University. It's on a small lot, with 3 bedrooms, and 1.5 baths. It's decently sized at 1,114 square feet, and needs some spit and polish, but I bet it'd be an easy turn around.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Craigslist Cravings.

This was for sale in Bloomington too--I don't know why, but I really like the odd shape. If I had it, I'd paint the base a bright color so it would stand out in a room. It was only five bucks too! We'll see if I get it or not.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Chow Down.

images via Magazine

I enjoy reading things from (as I've said a few times before). The Life Magazines are one of my favorite indulgences--in an ad for Baker's Chocolate this recipe was offered and it sounds delicious. Click on the link if you can't read the recipe I copied.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

This cute little blue house is in Sullivan, Indiana. Four bedrooms, one bath, 2,200 square feet, a quarter of an acre, and only $17,750. It had plenty of potential, but needed a lot of work just the same--in other words, my kind of house. Hopefully somebody like me finds it and makes it into a nice home.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Artistic Moment of the Week.

Photo via Flickr.

I'm sure you wonder why I choose the things I do for the Artistic Moment of the Week--this photo in particular doesn't seem so artistic, but it is the colors and the story that inspire me, and bring up lots of memories. When I was little, my cousins came from New Jersey to Indiana every summer to visit. We'd all ride ponies around my Grandpa's farm and probably looked a lot like the kids in this photo. It might not seem like a gallery work of art to you, but I find this photo beautiful and a lovely little reminder of summer days as we slip into fall.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Craigslist Cravings.

This is was for sale in Bloomington for cheap, but when I called it was already sold. I really would've liked cleaning it up and putting it in our guest bedroom, or even use it for Joe's room. Oh well, maybe next time.

Friday, September 3, 2010

I'm in Misery.

I know there should be daily posts of loveliness to read, but I can't do much of anything. My allergies have knocked me off my feet BIG TIME. Since I'm still feeding Joe my options are limited, so I've been going without any allergy meds at all. That makes me feel AWFUL. Watery eyes that feel like they are filled with sand, sneezing so much that I can't get a breath in between, lots of nose blowing, and just all around allergy-ridden. As soon as I can function properly again I promise I'll be back (first frost at the latest)--until then I'm going to be buried under a mountain of Kleenex. It really kind of stinks too because this weekend is the Worthington Yardsale and I could use some clothes for Joe, but unless I just breakdown and take a Benadryl then I don't see me getting to enjoy it. I can't stand fall--I'd like to, but every year I get hammered by the ragweed pollen to the point that it makes me physically ill. Not much fun. So be thinking of me while you're outside.
Have a great weekend everybody.