Summer Projects Are Being Completed Every Day

Our House

Our House

Summer Projects are being completed! This summer we have started working hard on various projects that were on hold. Last year at this time, my father was in the hospital and then in August he passed away. After that my husband and I spent months cleaning out his house. No one helped us except my cousin. My son helped by lending me money to pay for dumpsters and some other expenses, and by staying at our house with Nikita. At that time, she was elderly and summer was rough on her. She had gotten to the point where you had to let her out when she had to go, or else. So he did his part by us.

Max

Max

This summer so far, has been time spent on our own projects. My son moved into his own apartment and is now happy with his own space. Not easy to live with other people when you are all grown up. Everyone needs their own home. As you can see from this picture, my husband got our wind turbine up and installed. It was spinning today when we came home! July isn’t a real windy month, but around September we should start seeing some action.

Peaceful Forest Barn

“The heart of the homestead is the barn.” ~ Larry Lupole

Our horses never even noticed the turbine going up or after it was up. They never look up! Not even when a helicopter flies overhead. Must be it doesn’t occur to be important to them. I was waiting to see some reaction from them when it started spinning. None. Oh well, maybe that is a good thing.

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

I will be getting a lot of canning down in the next weeks. So expect to see lots of photos of my various projects. Canning is my favorite part of homesteading! I must have inherited that from my grandmother. She canned every year and my mother said she canned every day when she came home from work. I bought the newest Ball book just to have the latest directions. They are always updating. 

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