Wednesday, October 11, 2017

HOUSE TRIM


The trim on the front of the house is finally painted. 


I just took an hour and painted the trim white. This is the side section of the house and is an indoor green house.  It sure keeps the bedroom warm in he winter.  The bedroom is right next to the green house.

This is the front of the house.  You can't see in detail, but there is petrified wood going up to the house.  It just looks like rocks from here.  Will have to get a closer pictures sometime.

We do not have lawns out where we live.  Too much sand that blows a lot.  But it is great for growing a garden.  Of course you have to know how to grow in the high desert just like anywhere you live.  There are always a way that is best for your area.

Will have to get to the back section of the house next.  There is a patio area in the back with some great views of sunsets and sunrises.  You all have a great day.

Nina
 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

FILLING THE PANTRY & ROOT CELLAR

 

Today Dear Hubby and I worked on canning tomatoes. I set up my oster machine with the attachment that takes the skins and seeds out of the tomatoes.

Dear Hubby cut the tomatoes up so I could cook them down until soft. Then I run them through the oster machine.

While he did that I canned some yellow wax green beans. Then I started working on the tomato pulp and chopped onion. I cooked it for a little while.  Then filled the half pints with the pulp.

I used the half pints as 8 oz. Is the amount I use a lot of for cooking. It is just my husband and I most of the time.  Think I will can a few quarts also for when family comes and I need to cook for them.

We did canning of tomato sauce at my son's for the last 3 days so was glad to get some done at home also. 

It was a productive day. We are looking forward to harvesting more tomatoes and having our pantry full for this winter. Especially without the extra ingredients that are in the store bought tomato sauce.

Monday, September 25, 2017

FRUGAL GROCERIES IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS



Living where there are only 2 major stores to buy groceries we do not always get the sales that other people in cities are able to obtain. We have a Wal-Mart and a Safeway. We have a Big Lots, Dollar General, and Dollar Tree.

Today at Safeway we found thin cut chuck steak 30% off. Part Skim Mozzarella was $5.99 a large bag.
The red peppers were .50 cents each. Last week they were 2.99 each. Cucumbers were .50 each. 1% milk was 1.99 too.

These items will make some good fajitas, stir fry, beef stroganoff, and some vegetable beef soup. The Mozzarella will make some good home made veggie pizza and dear hubbies regular pizza. The red peppers will become Nomato Sauce. A sauce that I can eat with IC bladder.

Not bad for just going after Milk, butter, and sour cream.