Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Growing Great Garlic

I received this the other day, other people curl up with an epic novel:

I have never tried to grow garlic before though it is something I have always wanted to do.  I hope to take this on in the winter. 

It had me at the Preface:

Monday, April 9, 2018

Finishing Up Projects and New Links

Rainy cold weekend here in the south not much to do except finish up some things that have been laying around.  We actually had snow here this winter. First was socks, of course!
Very colorful, this pair is for me. 😄 
I know they all look the same just different colors, I use a basic pattern and really just need them to be functional.

There has been a two ingredient bagel recipe floating around the Internet so I figured I would give it a shot.

I used the recipe from Mess for Less.  I just used self rising flour and they are not over done, the color is from using an egg yolk wash instead of an egg white wash.  They are a little tangy from the yogurt and are less calories so win/win!  I baked for half an hour because I made them higher rather than wider, easier to cut.

For one of my more geekier hobbies, I spray painted an old cardboard display for an ink stand.   My boss owns a few businesses, one of which is a boutique store, with trendy clothing and items.  So on the rare occasion I have to work in the boutique, to keep my skin from crawling I try to see if there is something I can apply to my life.  It helps the time pass.  I took this from the discard pile.

Ink stand!  Not as it is,  just a few coats of spray paint.

With ink:

Not too bad. 

Also, I wanted to share a couple of links to where I have been hanging out.  You should check out
A Woodsman's Remedies, and Go Apocalypse great content, hope to see you there!

Friday, March 30, 2018

New Holster

Not the greatest picture, but it is well made by a retired Seabee.  I am very happy!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Slave to the Lender

I have grown children.  My youngest is still at home while two are away at college and the oldest two are on their own.  My college children are receiving advice on how to build their credit.  Have a cell phone plan, take out a credit card and carry a balance, take out a student loan, trade in your car, and so on.   From people their own age I expect it.  From other parents I do not.  If you want to give advice to my children I suggest you open your finances to them also.  Tell them how much debt you have, what you actually own.  How much your stuff cost you.  Inform them about the institutions you have to work to pay because they OWN you.   How long you will have to continue working because you cannot afford not work.  Please let them know how satisfying it is.  Paint the whole picture or shut up.
That being said, I have smart kids that thankfully talk to us about these things for the most part.  They have had jobs, paid their car insurance and cell phone bills since high school but it is easy to be lured into the instant satisfaction society.
End of rant.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Socks for Christmas

Hot off the needles, a pair of socks for my oldest.  I have a second pair in the works for him.  He doesn't read my blog so no worries.  I have made quite a few pairs for my husband, he calls them his lucky socks and wears them whenever he rides his motorcycle.  It's always good to learn a new skill and this one has taken me a while.  They actually look like socks now and not a tube with a heel.  It is finally cooling down here enough to wear them.