Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Winter Furnace Report

A few years ago there was a challenge put out by someone... I can't even remember by who now... But it was about keeping your furnace temp low all season long. Not only to help with cost but also to help with the environmental impact. I took the challenge one step further and made it a game each year to see how long I could wait until I turned the heat on... I went looking through old posts and the latest date I could find was 11-21. Not to shabby. The later it goes on the better, right.
 
This year is the winner so far.... 11-23-16. The outside temps this morning were 23 and the inside temp was 51. It would have stayed off until after Thanksgiving but Grim is starting to come down with something and I don't want it to turn into anything serious. But it is only on at 61. I will be changing the night time settings to even lower.... We have a programmable thermostat. I would highly recommend to anyone. I love it.... Plus, no one else ever learned how to use it.... so they never turn the heat up.... LOL!

We will continue to use hot water bottles at night under all of our wonderful warm blankets. We will continue to use our oven all winter long.... Not to heat the house, but baking and roasting, yummy foods.... I will continue to make afghans that I can sit under while they get bigger and bigger, keeping me warm as they grow! And I will continue to dress in layers. Its almost winter.... It should not feel like Tahiti in the house.... Well, if I have a wood burning stove it might... LOL!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends out in BlogLand!!!!

Yart

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Long way around


I know that they say that every journey begins with one step. This journey we are on has taken more then one step and there have been many twists and turns in the road.


Sometimes the path no longer looks like the path. It can get scary out there.


Sometimes wondrous things appear as if out of nowhere.


Hope and Beauty are always around if you just take the time to look.


Even the soul can be sustained if there is faith!


With Love and Light all things are possible!

Yart


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Seasonal Changes

The leaves are changing, the weather has made an about face once again. Its going to be 80 today. All the bugs that were suppose be dead, have come back to life! And my sinuses are so angry right now!

Then by weeks end it's suppose to be back down into the 50s. With us looking to start closing and winter prepping the windows. Crazy!!! With the cooler weather comes the inspiration to make things. I have been bitten by the quilting bug. I want to make a patch work quilt, king sized for at the property. I'm sure I have enough fabric to accomplish this task. I'm not sure I have the patience. Lol!

I love the feeling of fibre in my hands... hence, the knitting and crocheting. I have always wanted to sew and make great things.... they have always been out of my reach...  trust me its not from lack of trying. So wish me luck.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Busy Busy

The last post was back in June... Time sure fly when your doing nothing... That's not true... I guess I have been super busy. Just not doing the things that I want, but have to do. I worked the Summer away. Can't complain there as we had extra money by me doing that. But the free time I had seemed to just slip right through my fingers as we only just recently got answers to what is wrong with my loved one.... Yes, your count is right heading into 10 months. Doctors and therapy's, oh my! And still no closer to being done with this mess.

I'm up and at um this early because in about a half an hour I'm off to work yet again. Its to be my last day of outside work. Can't complain as its starting to change, the weather. Its not horrible this morning but last week it was so cold my toes were freezing. The weather is turning fickle. So I'm happy to be done for the season. I am looking forward to next year already though. Crazy... LOL! I can say I have learned quite a bit this Summer. Even if I don't stay with Direct Sales, the knowledge I have will serve me the rest of my life.

I haven't done much in the way of needlework. I've been waiting for the change. And last week when it got so cold. I got started on a pair of crocheted Mukluk. I used yarn that I had in the closet.... I love when a plan comes together. They turned out really cute. The pattern wasn't horrible. I got them done in a week. I think the next pair will be faster. I hope.. LOL! I got a enough to make 3 more pairs. I might give them away as gifts or maybe even finally start my etsy store. You never know.

Need to settle in for the upcoming Winter. As they are calling for a nasty one. I really think that I should sit down and come up with a plan of all the things that I would like to accomplish instead of flying by the seat of my pants. I did manage to get most of the yard cleaned up from Summer and started on the winter prep of the yard. It will need to be cut at least 1 more time before we put the mower away.

Our far away dream of the property is still just that. We weren't able to get there at all this Summer. So all the clean up work that we did will have to be redone. Which sucks.... Still don't have the orchard planted. Was so hoping to be in our second year of growth. But that was not in the plans for this year. Plans... Plans... Plans.... that's all I can do for now.

Looking forward to 2017... Cause this year had more lessons to teach then we were ready to learn. 

Now that the weather is changing... I will have more time to get back here and write. See you soon!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Time flies... I guess!

I have been so slammed getting my business  ( www.mythirtyone.com/racheln ) up and off the ground. I can say that my efforts are starting to pay off. 

My family member that was injured is still injured. 😢 Time will tell what ultimately happens. Due to this we are spending our summer in our backyard. Its not that bad. We have a screen canopy and under it I've added an air mattress. So during this horrible summer heat. 


Please don't think that its all been bon bons and wine... lol... well, maybe a few bon bons.





I have been keeping busy doing hand work. I think I would die if I had to drape an afghan on me. 😎 I have a list of work to keep me occupied.

Also my garden has been fabulous this year. I guess that's what happens when your home to water a couple times a day.




As you can see I even had time to finally set up my fairy garden. I've only had the pieces for about 4 years now.

Well, I guess thats about it for now!

Until next,
Yart
@Grimwytchefarms



Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all my Friends out in the BlogLand!!!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Time Changes Nothing

Not much has changed since we chatted last!

My family member that is injured, remains so.

Finally, after about 2 months and a month of therapy, we got an MRI.

The results of those we still have to wait for... ugggh!

I have been such a slack when it comes to any needle work.

I finished the main part of The Spice of Life, but still have to do the border.

I'm almost done with the 2nd popcorn square (free time, take with me project) out of 20

I did complete the first part of a viking helmet.


This is one of the horns!

I still have to make the beard.

I think it will be amazing!

I have seriously fallen behind on the temperature blanket. I'm still writing down each day's temps. But have yet to finish February.

One of the reasons I have been slacking, is I've actually been working on my Thirty-One Gifts Business.

I came up with an idea, fingers crossed that it works.

Wish me Luck... I will take all I can get!

Smile Loudly,
Yart