|My blackberry harvest today|
The first day of Urban Homesteading has had many facets.
I spent most of the morning cleaning and tidying our home. I figured, how are you going to homestead in a messy and dirty home. As I cleaned, it dawned on me that I am in desperate need of some organization. Don't you find that organizing is something that you have to revisit....again and again. It's not like I get my kitchen cabinets all orderly and then they stay that way forever. If you do experience this, please tell me what you do to accomplish that amazing feat.
Levi had a hell of a day. The outburst from Mt. Rainier was nothing compared to this. Thanks to Lily watching Nanny 911 last night and me spending some time looking over her shoulder, I had some ammunition and balls to stand my ground. I am proud to say I did it. He screamed and yelled and threatened to stab me, but I stood my ground. And now, reduced screen time is going to be a lot easier since he lost any computer touching privileges for the entire month.
The knitting lesson started with simply making balls of yarn. Simply being the understatement of the decade. My Mom just started unravelling her yarn with no rhyme or reason, and it become what the kids call, a big ball of spaghetti. My Virgo tendencies kicked in and I grabbed the yarn, I could not stand by and watch this mess just happen, right there next to me!
Levi is quite the teacher, not. He had no patience at all for Amy doing it left handed. We got through casting off. I'll let you know when I get my next lesson.
|Amy, urban berry picking.|
I made sauce from scratch. Then I made lasagna. And we are having a little dinner party with Amy and her husband, Bob. we do dinner together a lot, and I really like that.
We also went berry picking. We got word of some blackberries near some bee hives that Bob has by Yesler Terrace. Very Urban. As we were walking up to the picking site, I announced that I saw a rat, a huge rat.
"Yeah, Bob said we should throw some rocks into the brush to scare away the rats before we enter." Amy let us know, nonchalantly.
More homesteading to come....