Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wood Stove Cooking

I have said it over and over, I want to learn to live off the land. I know that one of the luxuries I have to do without is gas. When you have a gas water heater and cook stove you really get to work a little harder without it. I have been living without gas now for months and I have got to the point of really missing it. I just thank God for the wood stove chain saw and wood splitter! Cooking on a wood stove is a lot harder than just throwing it on the gas stove. Taking baths takes a lot more than just turning on the hot water now. You get to heat the water on the woodstove and then take a bath. Every time I want to give in and I say please turn the gas back on I get reminded of how I want to live off the land. How there will not be a gas supply at the top of the mountain and if hard times really hit for everyone I will have an advantage with all the practice I get using a wood stove. Oh God help me be strong and not be a selfish lazy woman.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Under State of Emergency

We are officially iced in, yes the ice storm hit and now our county is under a State of Emergency. I wonder if leaving for vacation would be counted as an emergency? I need a vacation, and it is an emergency! Well a few more days wont hurt I guess. Gives me more time to pack.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Vacation in the Winter

I don't know about you but I am ready for a summer vacation, or should I say Winter vacation! This cold snow is about to freeze me out and we just started winter time. Either let me be a bear and hibernate or take me to the mountains so I can enjoy the beauty that would surround me or take me south like the geese so I can feel the sunshine beating down on me.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Snow on the ground

I look outside and I see a blanket of white beautiful snow. The way it sticks to the trees just displays God's beauty. Such a cold winter but at least it is pretty! The baby puppies are growing like weeds. The children started public school. No more home school except for homework. They seem to like it real well. Lots have changed around here since I wrote last but I will get caught up eventually on all the updates.