Frozen Soap

At a certain temperature all the soaps would freeze. I mean, not become solid like water to ice, but they would become thicker and gel-like and they wouldn’t pour. At 29 degrees i had to unscrew the cap to the laundry detergent because it would just barely trickle at all from the dispenser. At 29 […]

Sitting out the Christmas Sales

In december the tractor supply store had a big christmas sale. Chicken coops were each 200 to 400 dollars off regular price. Many other items were 20 percent off. If i was going to buy a chicken coop and supplies for raising chicks and then accommodating chickens, December would be the time to do it. […]

An Ice Party in the Yard

In mid december every year the local farmers would close up shop and they wouldn’t return to the little white shack where they sold their goods until mid May of the following year. Crops just didn’t grow in the winter and the new crops for spring wouldn’t be mature until May. So, in early december […]

Our Christmas Bell

Note the expression on her face. Both dogs were very tired of posing for my holiday pictures. I had some rules when it came to holiday decorations, since my children were four-legged and the only one who would be taking note of said decorations was probably me. The budget was one dollar per holiday. The […]

Lord Help Me with this Dog

Keeping Cashew alive had been a full time job since day 1. As i have alluded to in the past, the dog had absolutely zero survival instinct. She had been very near death multiple times, to the point where the emergency vet in the nearest city to us said i had to stop calling because […]

Laundry in the Hill Country

Even if i ever got my dryer stacked and hooked up to a power source in the tiny house, i would still only use it on rainy or icy days. There was just nothing like the laundry dried in the yard. Yes, it faded the clothing and if the neighboring properties were burning brush the […]