Thursday, March 8, 2018


Making some progress on the 65. Resto work is always slow especially when you work 2 jobs and homeschooling. I have been slowly nibbling away at the work on the 65 Mustang. For about 3 months now, I have been chasing rust from one end of the car to the other. I started with the front frame rails which yall have seen pictures of. Then came the floor boards... Once I got the floor boards cut out I found rust out around the torque box on the left hand side. So that lead me to ordering a new torque box and partial frame patch. Since I am waiting on the to come in (it was back ordered) I am currently removing the floor of the trunk so that I can do a rear frame replacement. When I get these last pieces in I will be ready to put the floor board back in. Progress is slow but I will get there.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Homeschooling ?s

Do people ever ask you crazy questions about homeschooling. My favorite question came from the man that works in our local grocery store. He works in the freezer section. My kids are quite friendly with him and they have to locate him in the store to say Hello and ask how he is doing, every time we are at the store. On this particular day we were expecting snow and ice. We were picking up ice cream because well what's a snow/ice storm with out Ice Cream right. When he pops out of the freezer and ask us

Man: "Do homeschool kids get snow days?"
Daughter: Only if there is 3 inches or more.
Man: Why does it have to be 3 inches or more to get a snow day.
Daughter: Because that's when the sled goes the fastest.
Man: Does teacher mommy ever let you just go out in play in the snow when we don't get 3inches.
Daughter: Yes, we do science experiments in the snow.
Man: What type of science experiments can you do in the snow?
Daughter: The kind that are fun.
Man: Give me an example.
Daughter: Did you know if you try to blow a bubble when it is below 32 degrees you can actually watch it freeze n mid air. They make the most beautiful ice bubbles ever, and they will actually shatter.

Fast forward to the next week. Our grocery store friend once again pops out of the freezer and says: They really do make the most beautiful ice bubbles ever. What else you got!

So this is the relationship my kids have with the grocery store man. They give him a science lesson in the freezer section and he goes home to see if it really works.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Garden shenanigans

Spring is around the corner. Our weather is now tipping back and forth between freezing nights and warm spring like days. This is our first spring with the green house so it is a learning experience. I was not sure how early I would be able to start anything in it, so we set up some starter pots at the beginning of Feb when we began to have some days above freezing. When the day time temp is above freezing and there is a smidge of sun the green house temp rises into the 70's. I set out the bails of hay and layered them with compost and top soil. I am growing two types of lettuce this year. Ice burg and some sort of leaf lettuce I found seed for. The leaf lettuce went on the bails of hay. I put the first batch of seed down around Feb 1. I had not seen any signs of germination tell last night. I went out to take a peek not expecting anything when low and behold beautiful little sprouts all over my hay bale. Since the first sprouts are up I will be planting a second bail in about a week. So I can stagger my harvest times and have more lettuce longer. I will probably end up with 3-4 bails of lettuce before it gets to hot to start any more. I am also trying ice burg lettuce this year. I have started those seeds in compostable pots also in the green house and they will go into the beds as soon as we are no longer freezing at night. Today me and the girls started the herbs and plants I use in making salve/soap. These will be 2nd and 3rd generation plants grown from seed saved from years past. 

Hear is my planting list for the year:

Chocolate cherry tomato's. 
Bell peppers red and yellow
Leaf Lettuce 
Ice Burg Lettuce
Pickling cucumbers
Green beans blue lake 
Green beans the climbing variety the pods are purple
Sweet Corn although we might switch to popping corn

Jewl Weed
Lemon Balm
Purple Basil

What's in your garden this year....