Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Back in the groove
Firstly the newest addition to our household. The grossest pets I have ever seen, hermit crabs. The girls love them. The dog and cat want to eat them and I just try to avoid them, they give me the creeps.
After a rough start to 2014, I'm getting back into the groove. Sticking to our budget and doing the things that I like to do. As it happens, budgeting and household finance-type of things are my thing. I like numbers so totting up the books is fun (as long as it the numbers are in the black).
My garden took a bit of a hit but I am in full swing now and I'm not only getting back out there but I am enjoying it. The garden isn't just the place where I grow things for our table but it where I do my bit for the environment and for my own joy too. It's a good place.
We have beans galore so they are on the menu every night no matter what we eating. Trust me beans on a pizza are quite nice even if they aren't a usual topping.
The eggplants are a few days away. And I have to say they are one of the most stunning vegetables. This year I grew spaghetti squash. I haven't tried it before so I'm looking forward to it. It does sound like the type of vegetable that might be love or hate with not much in between, I'll let you know where I stand once I've tasted one.
My garden is glad to have me back, just like everything, it flourishes with the right sort of attention. The weeds not so happy of course.
Now I'm off to deal with a lot of beeswax. Some of it is rather grotty but putting it off won't help any. And guess what? I can even sell it for a few dollars per kilogram. At that rate we should be rich in about a thousand years. I think beeswax is however quite expensive to buy from retail outlets.