I read a very interesting post this morning (Joe Average Buys Groceries) that I've found myself thinking about, off and on, throughout the day. The first part talked about how much people spend per month, per person, for food. The other part was personal experiences involving buying food on a limited budget. Reading it got … Continue reading The Grocery Conundrum
Coming from the background that I have has found me making some very interesting observations over the years. Growing up here on this farm, I essentially grew up as if I were part of another generation. We were subsistence farmers; we basically grew enough to support ourselves and make a bit of money selling a … Continue reading Oh, What a Pain!
Well, now. First the good stuff. I have awesome brothers. I phoned my younger brother today and asked if I could borrow their van for about a week. Just until it warmed up and I could get our own van to the garage next week. He said yes, and this allowed me to do the … Continue reading The Good, The … oh F****
Today was supposed to be a bit warmer - the high was to be a balmy -20C this afternoon. After that, it's supposed to scream back down again for the next few days, so I thought I would try again for a trip into town. The van started no problem, but after about half a … Continue reading Well, Crud
As chaotic as things are, we're settling into a bit of a routine. Mornings, the heating of water for washing begins. My past habit of staying up to the wee hours and getting up at around 10am has changed to going to bed before midnight *gasp* and getting up earlier. It takes most of the … Continue reading New Habits
This afternoon, my husband had an appointment with a new doctor. For a GP, we don't need to find someone in The City, so he booked one in the nearest town with a medical centre. It took about 15 minutes for him to input the list of medications, which my husband handily keeps up to … Continue reading Getting used to the new normal
Deciding to move involved weighing the positive and negatives, and figuring out if it was worth giving up so much. Here are a few of the things we will be gaining by moving out. Family. This was a big one for me. Though the farm itself belongs to my own family, and my siblings all … Continue reading The Trade Off – things we are gaining
Since I posted yesterday, I've learned that not only were we not able to have a tower installed to get internet at the farm, but not even dial up is an option. The laptops are too new, and incompatible with it! Meanwhile, today is our last day with our internet and cable package at my … Continue reading The Trade Off – things we’re leaving behind
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