A very nice friend gave my granddaughter a cradle, 2 high chairs, and a rocking chair (we already had the cat). On the cradle, the board for the bottom was warped, so I just turned it over and it's good. I glued on a new cover and then sewed a pillow and blanket for her from material I already had. She loves it (just so you know she needed two high chairs because she has twin babies).💓💓
It's been such nice weather that I was able to hang clothes out to dry multiple times this past week.
We've been going to some great garage sales and I loved this deal the best. New canning jars -each box was a $1.00 (never opened) and the brand new canning drink jars were 5 for $2.00. We also found a very nice outdoor carpet ($10), brand new ceiling fan in box for daughter ($10), brand new sandals for me ($1.00) and mind craft toys for grandson ($14 -there was quite a few). Toys for boys his age are hard to come by so I spent a little more than I normally do. Overall we just got some great deals (husband got tools of course). This week reminded me again to just wait when I want something (outdoor carpet) and then I will find it for a great deal at a garage sale with no tax included!
I was able to stock up on spaghetti sauce this week for a great price.
In the Garden:
Finally the garden has been dry enough to step in it (it's still very wet). I've been hoeing the weeds and babying the plants has much as I can. I watched MIGardner on youtube and I've tried his tip for using ground up leaves to help the plants and I've also been tickling my flowers on the tomatoes (the comments on the video crack me up)! Hopefully everything will help what is growing now.
Yesterday (Saturday) husband was able to roto till in between rows and completely plow rows that didn't have any plants come up at all. In total we lost a row of potatoes, 5 rows of beans, and all the runner green beans in the flood.
What the garden has looked like for the past few weeks:
That same area of the garden this morning:
I wanted to show you how we are trying to deter the deer. We did this last year and it seemed to help some.
Toys! We switch them around some every few days. We think it freaks them out or maybe it just freaks out the neighbors ha ha. I'm sure I'm talked about! We also use a fake owl to help scare birds and deer away.
Replant the green beans and continue weeding.
What are the ways you've saved this past week?
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