~ Cove Road ~I was going to do a post on Monsanto, and will yet, but time is of the essence lately so will join Patrice today. This is Chat #96! Folks, it takes work and imagination to keep something up for 96 weeks...that's almost 2 years. Patrice, you're doing an incredible job, thank you.
For those who don't know, Patrice asks five questions and participants give their answers and also link with her blog, Everyday Rurality. It gives folks a chance to visit new to them bloggers, a chance to visit with old friends and have a bit of simple fun...always a plus!
1. When it comes to vegetables, which do you use more often - canned, frozen or fresh? Generally, I cook seasonally, meaning I use what's in season first and then use my own vegetables, canned and frozen. I do purchase and use a lot of canned beans and corn but that's the extent of canned purchases.
2. Do you sew? Yes, but not well. Mainly I quilt and do textile fiber art and mending. It seems there's always mending to be done.
3. Do you have a common fear, such as the fear of heights, spiders, snakes, small spaces, flying, etc.? I'm afraid of heights and, every chance I get, go high to test myself; I especially like flying in small planes and helicopters. Since someone attempted to rape and murder me in the 1980's, I tend to be claustrophobic and hate small spaces from which there appears to be no escape. But, God is gracious and merciful and has healed me emotionally but the physical scars I'll carry for life.
4. Is there anything you recommend for cutting the grocery bill? The same thing that works for cutting the grocery bill works for cutting extra pounds...don't serve meals from the table; serve them from the stove and counter. When food is in front of us, we'll tend to have seconds or thirds but when the table is cleared of food, our bodies are better able to recognize when we're sated.
5. Tell me about something that made you happy over the past week. I'm not so much happy as contented and each day finds much of the same...watching the sun rise while sitting on the back porch having devotions, giving the dogs treats, tending to the animals, walking to the mailbox. Someone told me they thought it'd be extremely lonely here but it's not lonely to me, it's enjoyable solitude. I know I can't live here forever and I'm going for sensory overload while I can. In thinking further, two things that made me happy were the inside and outside painters finishing and the house looks wonderful! It was well worth the fuss and bother.
Blessings ~ a beautiful home ~ Gypsy came home ~ Patrice ~ contentment ~ a peaceful valley ~