|new shelves for storage|
I recently purchased a 'Grandpa Jake's Campfire Cooker for Dutch oven/outdoor cooking .. and can't wait for our fire pit to dry out to try my hand at outdoor cooking.
|sprouted wheat drying|
The 'old' skills are still being practiced and have now become routine; that's what happens when you practice, practice .. and practice.
Hubby retires next year so we are getting 'ready' to live on his pension. Paying off all debt has been our major goal as we enter this new phase of life. With all of the uncertainty in the world, we don't want to have the added stress of a mortgage hanging over our heads after retirement. Earlier this month we said goodby to Wells Fargo Bank and house payments. In a few days it will 'hit' me when I don't have to write THAT check any longer. Oh, don't worry .. we got hit with a tax bill to take its place after losing some tax deductions last year (daughter moving out .. no more school tuition payments .. little mortgage interest) .. it's going to take a bit of 'mental' adjustment to equate more tax with outgoing payments that could be written off. I think we will still be ahead of the 'game' once I wrap my mind around the idea :)
Our storage room is coming along with the addition of new heavy duty shelving. Each individual (new) shelf holds about 1500 pounds of weight .. so it is perfect for heavy canned goods. Our extra kitchen gadgets now have a place that can be easily accessed. And all of my canning jars are neatly stacked in their original boxes by size. Most of the year our storage room is in the 50's F .. summer in the low 60's F, which is perfect for storing garden seeds and canned goods. It's also windowless .. so nice and dark keeping potatoes from sprouting.
What new/old basic skill have you recently mastered or are working on?