Welcome, we live on a small homestead in the Midwest surrounded by cattle and prairie. We are striving to live a modern, simple lifestyle learning to be as sustainable as possible. This requires hard work, dedication, and a huge learning curve! Join us on our journey as we remodel our home, grow our gardens, preserve food, care for animals, learn new skills and help others by sharing our discoveries and adventures we have along the way.
Monday, June 18, 2012
I have spent a lot of time at the clothes line today. Most of the time it looked like this! The wind is amazing today. I am very thankful that I have not had any laundry blow off the line and yes, it did dry much quicker with the wind and warm air. DD1 and 2 have finally cleaned their rooms and they both did an exceptional job. It created a lot of laundry from clothes that were strewn about in their rooms. I am a day away from being finished and that is such a wonderful feeling.
I have spent almost every waking moment when I'm not working on laundry knitting. I have these and two more finished. I am experimenting with various sizes to see what is most comfortable and works best in our kitchen. I really like the variety of colors of dishcloths and especially love the way I enjoy seeing them in the kitchen on the side of the sink. It is such a wonderful feeling to have something you made being used. There is a deep satisfaction in producing or making items or supplies at home instead of purchasing them from the store. I feel like I am not contributing to the commercial mass production and I am more in touch with my home. It makes our home feel nurtured, loved, and a place you would like to spend time in because it is a haven.
This is a quick snapshot of the stained glass project I made earlier this spring in a stained glass class. I enjoyed the class and making this project though I don't think I have a calling as a stained glass artist :)