But not bears I say! Let’s not leave food outside and draw bears near to our homes. It’s that time of year and here in Whitley City, KY. On year a bear was eating out of the dumpster at KFC here and having quite the meal as I’m sure he was happy.
Last year I had put out a really nice bird feeder that 6 or 8 birds could perch in and eat from but the squirrels time and time again would have a feast and swing on it as well. Each time I saw it laying in the yard I would go out into the yard and hang it again never becoming upset because I know squirrels have to eat to
This year I haven’t had a chance to go and pick up any bird feeders as I had been laying the bird feed on a shelf like stand I guess you could say in order for the birds to be able to eat.
I decided today I was going to make a bird feeder as I had saw it done before with water or soda bottles. I just used a 2 liter soda bottle and cut it down.
The Supplies Needed That I Used:
Soda or Water Bottle
Scissors scrapbook or regular scissors
Twigs or Sticks to fit for birds to perch
Trim it down with scissors to desired size. Then I punched the holes around the outside for me to be abe to run the twigs and sticks through the wholes. I also wrapped it around the twigs for a sturdier hang when hanging on the tree. I placed a piece of a stirofoam on the bottom bit you could use a plastic saucer, plate or lid in order to have a place for the birdseed to fall into and rest. There you have it and now the birds can eat and be satisfied end it’s nice for us to be able to see the different color birds we attract here. I also hung out my. 99 cent hummingbird feeder I’ve had for years and I definitely need to upcycle this one or just purchase a new one period.
I’m just happy I can feed the birds better now. It’s a simple project and children would enjoy it.
Sorry I haven’t written any blogs lately. I’ve been working many hours, taking care of my home, and and chickens.
I have a broody one and 8 pray these babies live. The last ones were duds and it was as if she knew. She came up out of the chicken house one day and left them. My husband did find a dead one and I just got rid of the other eggs.
She came out today to eat and played for a little bit and returned to her eggs. Brave our rooster was being contrary and I scolded him and told him to be nice but our chickens seem happy. Well see if these baby chickens live I sure hope so!
Have a great weekend and leave plenty of water outside this year it’s humid and very hot…
I find myself looking more and more for housewife blogs and I’m always reading. Most days my television isn’t even on and doesn’t get turned on until my husband arrives home until after 6 in the evening. It’s a great way to save on electricity. I came across and interesting book and had to read some of it. The name of it is:
There was a chapter on laundry and I think we’ll all find that if we’re choosing to save, have our wardrobes last long and be consistent about encouraging ourselves to iron plenty in our lives we will all enjoy all that’s listed here.
My mother was a stay at home housewife and my father worked at General Motors. I remember hanging clothes on a clothes line and using a ringer washer as a young girl and they do get your clothes clean!
Since it is now the Spring season I thought it would be the perfect time to bring these factors to light when it comes to doing laundry and the art of it.
Things the French Know About Laundry:
1. Use different stain fighters for different types of stains.
Whether using a stain pen on sauce, mustard, or ink of some color instead of keeping the same formula in your laundry room for stain fighter there’s a better way. Grass stains are not the same as ink stains and stains are different on silk. Explore the different stain removers for different types of stains that are out there.
2. Air dry
Don’t machine dry delicate clothing. We as Americans want to stuff huge loads of laundry into a huge size washing machine. Dry on a clothing line or invest in a clothing rack. This saves on electricity and dryers are to be avoided unless absolutely necessary. It causes more wear and fade on our clothing.
3. Iron Everything- Invest in a small hand held steamer that you can pull out to prep your work or dress apparel for the day at hand. You’ll still look dressed up and presentable but you won’t have to devote your weekends to ironing every single piece of clothing.
4. Always check garments and turn them inside out. Ironing may be a little dreadful or ambitious for some of us but this is a tip for everyone. Reversing garments helps protect them and prevents the metal from jeans or other attire from scraping the inside of the washing machine or even the dryer if your choosing to use it. A simple extra step that takes only a few minutes.
5. Learn to Fold everything the right way. Ironing jobs will be useless without the proper folding techniques.
I hang and fold every item as soon as its done being washed and dried whether on the line or in the dryer. Another way to save is to tumble dry an article until it is wrinkle free and still damp and then just hang as usual until it is dry.
Are we hanging clothes on the clothes throughout this spring and summer.
Hi everyone! Welcome if you have never visited here! So glad you stopped by and I have been trying to get to this blog but, life gets busy and I’m sure if you have a career your double busy.
My journey as a housewife over the years has become my career and I love and enjoy it what a gift! As I have stated. I commend the women that are out there in the career world but
I am happiest at home.
I’m sure others like me have started their spring cleaning.
If you like to read as I do here’s a great book for the housewife and homemaker.
She lives a very strict homemaker, housewife, Christian life and the entire book is I think 63 pages and it was really an enjoyable read. I wanted it on my bookshelf for which I ordered it from amazon. com.
Now let’s get down to the spring cleaning agenda. I’ve decided with all the sunshine, the smell of fresh air, my chickens clicking and the roosters giving us our 5a.m. wake up call that I’m going to enjoy it because the power is in the process.
I awoke a little earlier than normal this morning thinking about the “have to be done”.
Honestly, yesterday took it easy and did the normal “tidy up” but where I had done so much the day before I was quite wore out and I spent the day reading and catching up, taking notes, and had a really good relaxing day and my chickens and dog did to!
I like to enjoy the solitude of the mornings with my quiet time right after my husband leaves for work.
He doesn’t have to be at work until 9 o’clock and we really have time to enjoy the morning. It’s always chilly in the mornings but still it’s enjoyable.
I had to go and check on the chickens and gather eggs, because when it was time to return to the chicken house they fell into a single file line and it was just adorable! They were inside all tucked in and ready to perch for the night.
By this time I’m pretty well caught up and grateful for some time to sit down go in a little more in detail into my Bible studies and what book or books I may be reading.
I can’t say I’ve ever heard a women say she chose housewifery as a career for the usual reasons that one will go into a field of choice and having the skills required for a certain job. When my husband and I married let’s just say when people here get jobs they keep them and there are not many jobs here and I have ended up being a housewife throughout our marriage and it’s worked out so well and I really get to enjoy the process of my life as a wife and housewife and I do so much.
In these enlightened times, we have learned to listen to our hearts, be ourselves, and do what ever pur hearts desire to fulfil us throughout our day. Were not going to win a Novel Prize for being a housewife or it be the first paragraph you write to a letter to a friend or send in a card. But I’ve recently discovered it’s a new perspective when I come across all I read about life as a housewife.
On him depends the food for the family, and all other areas of life that we have to pay for in life.
It’s up to me to find a “ray of hope” if nothing else, women are “the mothers of men” and I’ve read this man places in our day and age.
Young mothers trying to raise little humans into productive adults, not to mention working to provide a clean house, healthy meals, and all the rest that hangs over our heads because our work doesn’t come with a paycheck but what does come with it money can’t buy.
It’s something isn’t it? That society values work more when it attached to an income.
We can sweep a floor, toss a salad, mix up dough for bread, yet were still just housewives and I’ll take it and continue to enjoy the abundance as I do.
How do we describe spring cleaning? I’ve read it’s been described as “drudgery”. But I think today the there is more or less drudgery in house cleaning.
I have begun my 2018 Spring Cleaning, but instead of getting discouraged or annoyed with all I have ahead of me to do I plan to take advice I’ve read about:
“This spring I have decided to work out my own plan of escape from drudgery. I am going to take a lesson from Mother Nature herself. I shall son the prettiest and frilliest aprons when I go outside. I am going to step out”-oh, anytime in the first part of the morning, nine o’clock if I feel like it-under the trees, into the garden, up and over the hillside; watch the birds arrange their summer cottages; smell the intoxicating scent of apple blossoms from my neighbors apple trees, and go to sleep at night listening to the rain against the window pains or the sound of wind in the many trees around us. Knowing for a certainty they will accomplish their ever new and lovely process of Spring rejuvenation and knowing that I too, even as I do a small portion of my work at a time, making room each and everyday for other insights and interest more pleasurable than housework. I to will find I can have the house just as sweet and clean, my tasks just as amply done if I take each one as it comes. Not crowding or over whelming myself -and without worry or thought as to the days that just beyond my reach. Sun, wind, rain, it is all in the glorious scheme of a Spring day and I’m so glad this season is here.