It's an understatement to say we've all been a little stressed lately. I had been camping this site, watching the numbers climb, and generally freaking out. (As a side note, the website was created by a 17 year old programmer who taught himself to program. Way to go!) Today's numbers: It was obsessive, and I was … Continue reading Shelter at Home VS. Elder Dragons
We've actually opened some of my food supplies because we've run out of a few things but aren't willing to risk going to the store. I have mixed feelings about this - I hoard food (NOT all at once, this is years of 'extra' purchases), and I feel safest when I know I have a … Continue reading Accessing My Food Storage?!?
Still working on masks! I'm using the pattern from the Deaconess website, found here. These ones are blue on the outside and light blue on the inside, and they're for my husband. Next are a set for my mom. They're pale blue with polka dots on the outside and flowers on the inside: Some for … Continue reading I’m Running Out of Elastic!
We don't have any face masks at the house, so when patterns started popping up, I was interested. True, it they're only 50-70% effective, but that's better than nothing! I did sewing for a LARP my friends and I took part in, so I felt it was a project that fit my skill levels pretty … Continue reading Trials in Sewing Face Masks
We've had a lot of down time lately, so I cooked another batch of Bean and Bacon soup. The post where I cooked it last time with the recipe is here. I soaked three pounds of pinto beans: I knew how much space they would take up this time, so I didn't have escapees. This … Continue reading Meal Prep: Moar Bean and Bacon Soup
It's still a little cold outside, but I decided to start some green onions inside. I use the standard onion starts and just grow them tall enough to be a green onion. Then I cut them, toss the remaining start into my outside garden to grow or not, and I have fresh onions for cooking! … Continue reading Green Onions, Meet My Belly!
My closet garden (not to be confused with a Lady Garden) has sprouted plants in nearly every glow-in-the-dark pot now! Here's an overview: So exciting! They're so frail, these little seedlings, but I'm really excited they're growing at all! EVEN THE ROSEMARY SPROUTED. I can NEVER get Rosemary to grow, but here it is: I'm … Continue reading Green Growing Things!
We're all stuck in the house, and this is a great time to get some reading done. And, if you don't have anything in mind, I want to introduce you to my favorite Urban Fantasy author. E-books are your friend, my friend. So, meet Patricia Briggs. You can find her work here on her official … Continue reading Favorite Authors: Patricia Briggs
Continuing my meal preps for getting sick, I made Chicken and Rice Soup. This is deceptive - it's my own recipe, and has no actual chicken in it, only bouillon and chicken broth. It's very mild and good for upset stomach especially. Here it is simmering: Very straightforward. This is made for a 20+ cup … Continue reading Meal Prep: Chicken and Rice Soup + Recipe
In preparation for getting sick with the Corona Virus, I did some meal prep. I made Bean and Bacon soup! From dry beans! And so much bacon! Here's the recipe I used. I tweaked it a little bit. I have a vegetable chopper, so I chopped all the veggies finely so that they won't be … Continue reading Meal Prep: Bean and Bacon Soup