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The Day After… Payday

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Well as Silver gets a VA disability and Federal Disabilty he has 2 paydays, yesterday was the smaller of the 2 paydays.  So we paid off 2 important bills, did some laundry, and bought animal food.  Shocking part was that we got all of our laundry, and the feed bags into our station wagon with the kids in the back seat.  We had also made a stop at our favorite discount grocer after Shetlers, it’s called Penny Pinchers.  We wound up working out with them to take their ‘bad’ produce off of them so they won’t have to toss them, and our chickens and a future compost pile will get fed.  Yesterday we got a huge bag of yellow crook necked squashes, the chcikens love them.  we are feeding them 5 of them twice a day and they inhale them.

I got these at the farm store we bought the feed at, they are some sad looking Stevia plants.  Now I know nothing about these plants other than they are sweet tasting, and have a ‘odd’ taste.  So I need to find out if they are annuals or perennials also if I should pot grow them or in ground.  Also if in a pot should I bring them in, in fall?  Can someone please tell me?  They were very well priced at $1.36 each, they were the last 2 the store had that were alive.  I had been hoping to find some of these because Silver is a diabetic, so I do hope these grow well.

Back on the chickens for a moment.  Yesterday afternoon I put half a bale of straw in their yard, which put it  a couple inches deep on the ground.  The chickens seem very happy about this, I also got a galvanized pan and some play sand and set that inside their yard for them to bathe in.  I figured it would be more cost effective than putting the sand on the ground, I did catch sight of one using it this afternoon!


I am simmering a pot of spaghetti sauce since this morning and it should be ready in about an hour and them me and Silver, are going to have a nice sit down dinner.  We’re even going to use a table, and that for us is something as we do not have the space inside right now to use a table.  Also the fact that the kids still have VBS and are getting their dinner there is making our evening meals so much more fun this last week.

I am planning tomorrow to either post my spaghetti sauce recipe or talk about my berry plants and update the root cellar, have a nice evening everyone!


Be Well and Blessed Be…


About rivenfae

A homesteading mom with 2 teens,12 cats, 4 dogs, a flock of chickens. small goat flock and a piggie. Also a dream of a sustainable homestead out in the woods of Missouri.

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