We are a family of earth lovin folk, living completely off the power grid. We are situated in the Pisgah National forest, and hour from the nearest town. We enjoy gardening, beekeeping,preserving our own food, selling at the local markets and living as simply as possible. we heat and cook with wood.We heat our water with wood and solar and do without some of the luxuries in life but wouldn't have it any other way. Somtimes hard, always rewarding.. THis is our story
And just like that ;) Norah's quilt is finished! I took me about a month or so to finish.. sitting down in between chores, bottling honey, making soap, making dinner and all the other necessary things that need to happen in the household ;) I am so happy with how it turned out. I didn't measure or really have "perfection" in mind when I made it,, cutting the strips all different sizes and just kinda wingin' it, if you will. I can not wait to see it on her bed, in her new Room, which should be done in the next day or so..
Its been a busy and fun filled week here ! Norah is getting a "New" Room! A new closet, a paint job, a new quilt, "new" desk, and a new rug. Robb and My dad knocked out a cinderblock wall that connect our living room to Norahs Room, then framed in the closet and got the dry wall up. We lost a little bit of living Room space, but now Norah will have a closet !Now we just have some more sanding ( oh the mess!!!! its killing me) and then painting, and clean up.
I am sanding her new desk and getting ready to paint it. I found it at a thrift shop for 25.00 and its awful cute. A place for her to draw, read, do homework , a space of her own :)
I am almost done with her Quilt, my mom helped me work on it while she was here. I just need to bind it!! Pictures coming soon!!
And the paint, ohhhhh the paint... As you can see, the room will be Pink... I fought it a bit, but between Nana's convincing and Norahs desperation to have a pink room, we all settled on a color I might be able to tolerate,,hehe...
6 Days of rain Last week, totaling 10 inches ( with more on the way) Kept us
snug in our home; Crafting , Canning, Baking ,Reading.. I gave Norah A lesson
on the Sewing machine and she was hooked. She made 2 handbags that she was
awfully proud of ( and rightfully so) ;) She also made some fancy head
wear for her beloved Ponies.
Im still working on Apples.. and more apples,, After this batch I will have
put up somewhere around 140 lbs of apples..
and then Yesterday after 6 days of NO SUN (which can be especially hard when
living off grid,, our panels desperately needed sun as did we! ) that big
beautiful Ball of Fire made a quick appearance
The sun shining through the window, watching Norah run outside to play
and getting my hands in the dirt a bit to dig some sweet potatoes and do some
fall cleanup was much needed before this next batch of rain its because it's
going to be a doozie...
Hoping we don't have to leave, as we live in a 100 yr flood plain...
Hoping for the best and preparing for the worst... So ready for this to pass
and get some Sunshine in our lives..
For now the crafting,sewing, baking ,canning and hibernating will