Monday, 12 March 2012
well exciting news! possibly. we have discovered that we might have a running stream on the property!! i am praying that is that indeed! we will know more once we are able to get on it and dig down.
we think we are going to build a log cabin. we have checked into many different possibilities but my husband only has a short time off of work ( we are building it 100% ourselves) and we only have a certain budget so we have to find the best of both worlds.
as you can tell from my reading choice we are seeking ways to utilize everything and be sef-sustainable. by diverting our laundry and dishwashing water we will be able to irrigate our garden for a fraction of the cost. (can you believe my husband asked me if i wanted a dishwasher? lol of course NOT!. besides after 20 years without one why change things now?)
other than this bit of news there isn't much else going on right now. we have decided to build a storm shelter from earthbags. we had thought of building a whole house from them- it is the cheapest way to build a home but it would be a verry long building process if we did it ourselves. thus the change in plans.
supper was meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans. this was made after a trip to the grocery store , where we stocked up on 10 packages of ground beef and 15 packs of chicken. when there is a sale we fill up the freezer!
QUICK UPDATE- thanks to CRAIGSLIST i was able to buy a potbellied stove and an icebox!! God is so leading the way!
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