Sunday, January 9, 2011

Work Day, Every Day

Having a farm, even a micro-farm like our family has, means work; Animals to feed, water, clean up after, etc. House keeping that includes cleaning, laundry and cooking. It is a busy life.

I was the one in the family who wanted to can and grow my own food. My son is the one who wanted all the animals. He requested chickens at the age of 12, dogs at age 15 and ducks at age 16. My husband stated and repeatedly states, even now, he doesn't want any of it. But, being the generous man my husband is, he readily provides care to all the animals, pitches in with the housework and runs his Graphic Design Business out of our home to support us.

My son helps with the work too. Today he took apart an unused rabbit hutch to use the supplies for another project and split the rest of our wood rounds.  He also loves to operate our tiller and plans to use it this summer for odd jobs for the neighbors.

My son's favorite tool. The tiller.
Remains of 1st Rabbit Hutch
Reusable supplies from Rabbit Hutch 
My son's handiwork

Get, Ready, Set, De-Clutter!

It is sunny and 36 degrees here today. Nice enough weather to get outside and de-clutter. Or at least my husband thought so. I was happy taking a few pictures and going back inside. Besides, can't do much de-cluttering when walking on crutches.

When de-cluttering, there are several categories items can go into; trash, keep, donate, recycle or repurpose. Most of our items went into three categories. The first being trash. Junk stuff which was broken, torn or just plain garbage. The second being things to keep. Screws, nails, tools and other items to complete projects that had been started. To keep these items from being lost or damaged, my husband organized them in bins. The last category consisted of recycled or repurposed items. Items we want to use to complete projects or be used for new projects.

What de-cluttering projects are you working on?

My husband has his work cut out for him. 
My wonderful husband sorting items into bins. 
Usable Clutter 
My long, lost seeds. 
Partial Progress
Done for the day. Still a lot of stuff, but cleaner. 
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