Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Old & the New

This is a solar lantern which was our only light source
(besides candles) when we first bought the farm.
It works really well & for quite a long time.

The Amish coming home.

We had another great sunset last night.

It's another beautiful morning. Two degrees but there isn't much wind. Finishing up setting posts in the new living area & doing a good cleaning in our "cabin" room.
When we leave today, we'll stop at the food co-op & stock up on bulk items like flour & rice, get a few snacks for the drive and head out. Stopping at an antique/junk store in a town on the way home is in our plans. Going to look for a straight edge razor for Steve. Chris W. from A One Acre Homestead in Ohio blog suggested this as away to save money & have less to recycle. It's been a good weekend here but too short as always.


Chris W said...

Things there are looking great! I can't imagine how hard it is to leave there during the week....

As far as the razor, I use a safety fazor, not a straight razor. Farmergeek (link to his blog off of mine) uses one though. I have to admit that they still scare me a bit, lol. The safety razor takes the replacable thin blades, which last me quite a bit. It took a few days to get used to, but after that, it's shaved just great. If he wants a straight razor, everyone I have ever talked to says to practice shaving cream off a balloon before trying it on yourself....if you can do it without popping a balloon, you can shave. Good luck!!!

Barb and Steve said...

Thanks Chris! I got the name of it wrong. I was meant the safety razor. Yea, the straight razor is scary.
I'm going to look for wind up alarm clocks there too.