♫ These are a few of my favorite things! ♫

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♫ Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eye lashes
Silver white winters that melt into spring
These are a few of my favorite things! ♫

Well I spent most of my Thanksgiving at work inside of a prison, My Children stayed at my Sisters home waiting on me with happy hearts to get there… once I got off to salvage some family time spent with them and Family… Ron, well, he spent it with his family… I guess you could say I could complain… Nope because like my Mother used to say…There is always something to be thankful for and I have just that! My beautiful Children give me so much joy! there’s just simply no room for complaints. So I celebrated the day with a thankfully full heart…Thank GOD…

Christmas however is just hands down my Favorite time of the year… I love winter And fire places… No shopping the big chains for me. it’s little villages with small businesses and quaint little shops to eat. Mom and Pop shops are the best!… Image

It’s the time of year when I begin to reflect on my life and Dreams… Things seem a little more magical. I imagine what It will be like at the StrawberryRose Homestead… I look into my hope chest of my favorite things…close my eyes and Dream, Dream, Dream….

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Like GOLD…

It’s been quite a week for me here… Of course things didn’t turn out the way I would have liked during the Elections across the board but I rejoice anyway because I clearly see the signs of the times… I understand my role in fixing my life and getting my house hold in check, Which is why I have humbled and simplified. It is also why I prepare…

I got my first order of heirloom seeds in last week and I hold them like they are gold lol, I’m so excited about all of the possibilities that I can hardly sleep thinking about how wonderful it will be… And when I finally fall asleep I DREAM!

Heirloom seeds...

Here We Come…

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The time has come! We the people are coming, come hell or high water… The tired, The weak, The wary…The Elder and wise, The concerned veterans, The Christians, The color blind, The one’s that speak for those that can’t, The small business owners, The middle class, Woman tired of being taken for granted, Women an Men wanting a good Job to take care of their families and not handouts, Farmers for prop 37, For the Love of GOD, Family, and Country… HERE WE COME…..We The People…

I’m Loving It!…

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My… I must say, I really miss those day’s of Garage sales, yard sales, antique shop’s and, farmers market’s hopping with Mom… It’s the last 2 day’s of my vacation and although I didn’t go anywhere this time around. I took time to practice those all important forgotten skill that keep us alive… Image

Yesterday we made homemade butter…  well… I had the children shake the large mason jars until it formed lol,…

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I ordered my seeds for the little Strawberryrose  homestead farm for 2013 season…organic of course and they are heirlooms from rareseeds.com. I also figured out a pattern and that raised beds would be the best choice for me…

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We went apple picking and I made applesauce and apple butter…

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And last but not least, I got a chance to crochet a hat and scarf…no iI don’t have a pattern because I do most things by imagination and a feeling… a little like when cooking and adding spices to taste and a feeling…

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Daily YouTube – Oil Lamps from Canning Jars

Last week I was online looking for oil lamps and realized that they are very expensive and the good ones are hard to find…Here’s a great idea that I’m going to use… I have some really nice canning jars that I will use with it…. I love this!

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“This article was first published at reThinkSurvival.com.”

Katzcradul shows us how to convert a mason canning jar into an oil lamp. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, but it appears I want a special top which makes it easy to adjust the wick height.

[Note: This video was not made by the editor of RTS.]

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