"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Homestead Happenings!

Let’s see, what’s been going on around here?

Well hubby has got the Fall garden all ready to go. So far I think he’s planted tomatoes, green beans, brussel sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, cucumbers, lettuce, chard, onions and bell peppers.


The Fall garden does much better than the Spring garden here in Florida so we are really excited about it. We were goofing off and experimenting with growing sweet potatoes and we actually harvested some yesterday. Fun!

Let’s see, I went to the Dentist the other day. That’s always fun. My appointment wasn’t until 2 and I kept freaking myself out because I kept forgetting that I had to leave and kept thinking I was going to miss it. Next time I’m making it earlier so I can get it over with.  My kids get to go have their “fun” today.

I’m on day 15 of my no added sugar diet and I’ve lost almost 5lbs. My energy levels are high and I feel really good.  I’m so proud of the few of you who decided to join in. Let me know how you’re doing.

I’ve been busy spray painting. If you’ve “like” my Homesteader’s Heart page on FB you have already gotten a sneak peak at what I’ve been doing, but I’m going to save that for a separate post.

My BFF brought over a red rose from her garden the other day and it looked so pretty. Every time I passed by it, it made me smile!


Well I guess that’s about it. Other than that, it’s life as usual.

What have you been up to?


P.S. Don’t forget about Friday Funnies tomorrow. Not sure where you all were last week but I missed ya!


  1. Garden's lookin' good! :) Rose is purty...you're about due for another one, eh? :)

  2. Your garden looks fantastic. I had to see the dentist Monday. I broke a tooth Sunday night. I broke a tooth-oiy! I turn 42 next month, not 62! Loved seeing your sneak peek projects on fb.

  3. I'm on day 2 of no added sugar. It would be day 3, but on day 1 I went all day without sugar, then after dinner, I decided to finish the pumpkin dump cake that was in the fridge. :)

  4. The rose is beautiful..the garden sounds great (even though I don't enjoy gardening myself). Is it a bigger garden this time around? It looks bigger than when I visited this summer.

    By the way, great about the weight loss. tell me more about the no sugar added diet. Are you eliminating fruit too? Are you using Splenda and/or Nutra Sweet? How about honey? Is it just white and brown sugar and corn syrup you are eliminating.

    Have a great day.


  5. I'm incredibly jealous of your fall garden! You GO girl!

    Also, congrats on your success so far with the no sugar thing! I can imagine how tough that was to get going.

    And as for the scare crow stuff? All I can say is...you crack me up!

    Have a wonderful afternoon!!!!

  6. The fall garden is beautiful on the homestead! My electric toothbrush died. I'm lost without it and don't know what kind to get next. That's what's up.

    Love ya,

  7. The garden is looking good. Our little plants are starting to pop their heads out too. So excited about the fall garden!!

  8. Ok. so I am totally jealous of your fall garden....Yet another blessing of living in Florida huh!! :)

    Dentist ~ Oh dear. I talked to mine today and man oh man am I B.A.D. My kids missed their Feb. apt. because we were snowed under and I totally forgot to reschedule. I talked to them today and finally made an apt. for the day before Thanksgiving!! Don't you know that Turkey will taste so much better with clean teeth ;)

    That ROSE is GORGEOUS!!!

    Keep up the amazing work on NO Sugar! Congrats on your weight loss!!! that is awesome!! Tomorrow morning myself and whoever else shows up for workout is in for some serious torture. Our Trainer has never watched Biggest Loser. That is, until this week. Just so happened to be NFL week. Oh.my.gosh. I am scared! She already told us we are in for it!! She's already like Jillian as it is! I can't even imagine! Pray for me will ya?????

    Oh ya! Can us link me up since your funny hasn't posted yet pretty please!!! Thank you kindly!!

  9. Sounds like good times my friend - except for the dentist of course! And such a pretty rose!!

    Big you-rock-with-the-spray-painting-and-your-weight-loss-even-though-those-2-things-have-nothing-to-do-with-each-other size hugs to you!!! Love ya! :)


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