Around the Homestead, Budget

Another busy weekend…


Friday Randy got off work early and noticed a yard sale on his way home, so we hopped in the car and got there right as they were opening up.

Here are a few of our bargains:

A $5 Reel Mower

A cooler for $7.50, perfect for when we butcher chickens.

My dh also got a set of jack stands for $1, a nice fishing net for $1, and I got the book Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin for $.50.  Woo hoo!  We never get to go to yard sales, auctions, or garage sales and always want to.  We had a great time and hope to do this more often.

I planted a small patch of lettuce in between two buildings where it stays fairly moist and cool (good for lettuce, right?).  Turns out it’s also good for growing cats.


How can you make the little guy move?  He’s hot and the ground here is nice and cool.  He could at least stay in one place rather than migrate over the entire patch.  Bless his little heart!

We didn’t have enough going on or enough little projects around our homestead.  So, I came up with an idea.  My Grandma had an old refrigerator in her shed, so we asked if we could have it. 


The plan is fix it up to use as decor/storage for serving trays, tablecloths, cloth napkins, etc.  Once we got it out of the shed and cleaned up we have some doubts about the bottom where it is rusted, but we are going to forge ahead and see if we can’t replace the bottom, get it painted, and moved into our house.  You are all shuddering at the thought of this disgusting thing being inside someone’s home, aren’t you?  LOL

Maybe it will work, maybe not, but it’s worth a shot!

Since these photos were taken, I have cleaned it out and all the dark on the bottom of the inside was dirt, not rust.  So, only the exterior will be our major rust removal area.

We did get some swimming in and some relaxation over the weekend.  Not a lot, but a little.  We have plenty on our to-do list for this weekend also, but I’m still looking forward to it.

My mom owns a feed store in town, and a lady was in discussing how she was looking for a ram lamb.  Coincidence?  Mom explained how we have Texel ram lambs ready to go.  I think we are within her price range, so she may do a little research on Texels and be in touch.  Go Mom!  I would love to sell our ram lambs for breeding rather than the alternative sale.  We already have one we are fattening up for a lady and it nearly breaks my heart to feed him or even look at him.  My dh will take him to the locker which I am so thankful for.  I could do it, but I would be a complete and utter mess.  “We take care of them, so they can take care of us.”

Hope you all have a wonderful week.

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