Saturday, October 21, 2017
Living the Pantry Lifestyle - Ramblings and Links
I've been working on the change of season chores a little at a time. The porch is about half way finished. It still needs a good cleaning although it may get a "good enough" cleaning. Most of the flowers and herbs on the deck have been dumped into the wheelbarrow, waiting to become compost in the forest.
I will fold up the lawn chairs for the hired help (aka: Hubby) to move to the garden shed but I need to carry the empty flowerpots out and put them next to the shed for him to put away once the riding lawnmower is inside for the season. Yes, this is the shed where the snake went inside in front of me. No, I will not step inside it.
This year I am doing what I can and not worrying about what I cannot. But a little at a time of doing does bring very good results. Perhaps not perfect but once again... good enough. It is far better than doing nothing at all.
I have been rewarding myself when the tasks are complete with watching an episode or two of Shetland Season 3 on the iPad. It is a rather depressing and gritty kind of mystery show, set in the Shetland Islands of Scotland... but I love it. If you like Wallander, which takes place in Sweden, you would like this.
I purchased it last year when our PBS did not show that season and I have watched it already but it is still good. I told a friend that it had a surprise ending and this time through I am seeing the little hints we were given along the way. I also can appreciate the various camera angles this time and how the photography adds to the drama.
I don't know about you but I think I'm regressing to early childhood when... to accomplish chores I do not want to do... there must be some kind of carrot dangling at the Finish Line. ;)
Okay, I went through a few days worth of Facebook feed and found some survival type sites I follow. A couple are homesteading sites. I will share them below but with a warning... by sharing them, it is not a recommendation for everything you will find on any website.
However, the good thing about following such websites on Facebook is that they not only provide updates of their own but they link to websites and information I would not have known about otherwise. I will add more if I think of any that did not show up in recent Facebook feeds.
The Survivor Mom... here.
Melissa Norris... here.
Off the Grid News... here.
Food Storage Made Easy... here.
Backdoor Survival... here.
Mom With a Prep... here.
Mentioned in this Post
*Shetland Season 1 & 2... here.
Four two-part mystery features.
*Shetland Season 3... here.
Six episodes follows one storyline.
*Wallander Season 1... here.
Three 90-minute episodes.
*Because of the nature of these murder mysteries, contents are not child friendly. There are references to (obviously) various crimes, an assault, and the occasional alternate lifestyle but nothing is shown. Well, except murder victims.
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