Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.
I hope everyone had a good Mother’s Day.
In the past I would have called it re-organizing. That was when I kept stuff and merely wanted to get it better organized. So now I call it downsizing because I don’t feel the need to keep so much anymore. I’m getting rid of anything not absolutely necessary. For the last two years I’ve kinda floated along getting very little accomplished. Part of the reason was health issues and partly because of the cloudy dark days. The winter seemed to be so very long with illness after illness. Now that warm weather is here and we are getting a few days of sun I’m ready to start fluffing my nest.
I did get a couple of self watering planter boxes. I didn’t know that’s what I had until I got home with them. I thought they were just large boxes on wheels. They were on sale for 75% off and I bought the only two they had left. Normal price was 45 dollars but with tax added I paid just over $12 each. A fantastic bargain find.
Ladybug and I filled one box. I’m not sure it has enough planting soil in it. I’ll have to buy more soil soon so I can fill the second box. It may not do much good to plant anything because the whistle pigs are back! You probably know them as ground hogs.
The whistle pig name came from the sound they make when they sense danger. One is on this side of the street watching the other one on the opposite side. You can see him or her just near the center of the ditch in the center of that picture. This photo is of the one across the street in the other ditch.
I watched them for a few minutes before they disappeared into a neighbors back yard. Its spring so some little ones are probably on the way. They eat and create havoc with any garden plants so I may be working in vain to have fresh veggies. I’ll keep trying though.
I’m no longer accepting new quilting customers which means I don’t need all the quilt work STUFF any longer. The intake table has bothered me ever since moving here. It just doesn’t fit the room size. It may not look like it in the picture but there is just barely room between the machine and the intake table for me to squeeze through.
I liked the top but hated the base. I was forever bumping my toes or knees against the base as I worked. Well, its gone. My son in law took it apart for me and carried the base to the street for large item pick up day. The top is in storage until I figure out which room will become my new sewing space and how to make a new base. I’m not sure I’ll use it again though I’m keeping it just in case.
Rain is expected everyday for the entire week and also unseasonable hot weather. I’m going to get a little yard work done early then work inside. I sympathize with those who live in the southern states and the heat. I hope everyone stays safe. I don’t believe I have any readers from Hawaii. Anyway, I’m hoping everyone there is away from the danger as best they can. I’m sure there are plenty stuck without transportation to completely leave the island. It takes money to leave and money to live somewhere else. Some simply don’t have it.