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Friday, December 19, 2008

Winter Projects

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Some of you have noticed this photo on my side bar. I know you are curious, because you are clicking on it. It leads to my Flickr account.

Winter is a Homesteaders down time. No freakish garden demanding our attention, no outside projects to be fiddled with. Winter means inside work, and as I still don't know how to do somethings, like spinning, sewing or knitting, I have a list of winter projects that I need to do (any one out there want to teach me to spin?)

My winter projects have one rule, they must be repurposed items. Stephanie over at Adventures in the 100 acre wood, has me calling my white trash ways, "repurposing". Take an old item, and reuse it for something new. For my long time readers, this is replacing "Choose your Homesteader's Adventure" due to the lack of funds this winter.

Most of the project should only take a day to complete I will be posting a project every Friday until March, when it is potato planting time. If you wish to play along, on any of the projects, I would love to see a photo of the finished project.

ok, so what is this white trash food item every one seems to be making in my honor?

11 comments:

amanda o said...

can't wait to see your porjects!

SkippyMom said...

LOL...I will post the recipe and a pic' over at my blog.

If you want some just email me your addy and I will send it along. It is yummy. :D

SkippyMom said...

There you go Phelan. I posted the pic' and recipe. [pic isn't too good...but I tried! :D]

Enjoy.

Amanda Moran said...

What a great blog! I love it! I'm so glad to have found it!

barbara (in Tennessee) said...

I don't have a clue what it is??

You'll have to tell us,

BTW, spinning is on my list, I have a drop spindle that I try with, but not happy with the results yet, Not enough practice I guess.

Stephanie said...

Knitting is (and has been) on my list too. Someday...

Woolysheep said...

Ok you should be able to find some one who can teach you drop spinning and such if you poke around in the links on this site.....Visit Society for Creative Anachronism--Kingdom of Calontir Arts and Sciences

It is a medieval reenactment and study group. We're a big bunch of geeks that really get off on stuff like drop spinning and building medieval seige weapons and stuff.

Enjoy.

Matriarchy said...

I have a big tin feed bin lid that I have been carrying moving around with me for years, trying to figure out how to repurpose it. At one time, I was going to drill it and wire it as a big handing lamp over a table. I'll give it more thought, now that you bring it up.

Gail said...

I might join you! I love making a new purpose for objects.
Check out my contest!

lisa said...

Sounds like a great way to spend your time! I managed to repurpose an old ladder for a blanket rack, and made my own wreath...it's a start. :)

lisa said...

Oh! And you can use plastic Rubbermaid totes to make a worm bin to recycle kitchen scraps for garden compost. (Printable plans are in the text links of the post.)

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