Homestead Diary February 15 2022

It has been a very long and very busy day.
I am ready for a bath and bed and it’s early yet!

The hubs and our two daughters went to the city two hours away today so I was home alone all day. I cherish these home alone days. However, today I woke up at 4:16am! That was a bit early to start my day, but I enjoyed the quiet before everyone got up and ready to leave.

It’s been difficult to sleep lately. Our country was just put under the Emergency Measures Act, and I won’t bother going into it, but suffice it to say, it’s been worrisome what’s happening in our country and it makes it difficult to rest.

However, here on our homestead, life is good and life is busy and today I decided I was going to stay away from the internets and focus on home.

I did the farm chores, visited with all the animals, made sure everyone was enjoying this warmer weather even it if was snowing lightly. I know I’m enjoying it not being -40, even if I do find it invigorating. Who needs that much invigoration?? lol

Once done the chores, I caught up on some kitchen work. Cleared the fridge of any old foods, cut up and froze the left over roast chicken from last nights dinner. It was HUGE. Eight pounds! This was a locally raised chicken we purchased from awesome farming family friends.

Once that was done, it was time to wash up the eggs and cook some up for the barn cats. They’ll enjoy a nice bonus feast for dinner tonight.

Josie, my 2 pound longcoat chihuahua needed a bath and a blow dry, so I dealt with that, and brushed her teeth while I was at it. May as well get all the torturing done in one session right? Lucky for her, I didn’t need to trim her nails.

After that, I headed to the basement to play with some COLOUR!
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love playing with colour.
Today I needed to get some custom order fabrics dyed. A real nice variety too.
Pink and grey (I did two, because I wasn’t sure which grey was going to turn out the nicest with the pink), blues and greens, purples and blues, red with orange and yellow.

Let’s see if I can add a short video here.

I think they will all turn out great!
Time will tell when I rinse and wash them out tomorrow.

I took the dogs out for yet another walk after I had a bite to eat, and got in a walk for myself too. I’m needing to build my stamina back up after being sick over Christmas. Still not back up to 100%, but getting there. Being outside helps!

Shipping time, lots of orders to package up and ship this week. It’s a great problem to have!
I am so very blessed to be able to work from home, all the craziness of these past two years has not affected me much in that regard thankfully. In reality, it’s caused a lot of people to realize that reusable products are really great to have around, and has boosted business because of it! It’s good to be prepared for anything and everything and people are really understanding that now more than ever!

Now it’s time to take the dogs out again, feed them their dinner and then have a nice hot soak in the tub!
The girls will be doing the evening chores, so I’m clocking out for the day after that!

Goodnight all!