I did quite a bit of nest feathering!
I made a big lot of laundry power. This was made using the pink Zote bar Vicky sent me. It was easy to make and I am loving it.
I used a recipe from The Beehive Cottage and it was there that I got the idea that, yes, you can have pink laundry powder!
Andy got me a little trolley that fits in a gap in the laundry... the gap between the sink and the washer...
I saw this in the Aldi catalogue and he was driving straight past an Aldi so he got it for me. That's the laundry powder on top.
This week I finally made Sticky Buns from my sourdough starter. It was kind of an experiment to use a recipe I have had for years and adapt it to sourdough. Anyway it worked! I could write it up as a tutorial/recipe if anyone wants.
They look like this when they come out of the oven...
Then you tip them out and they look like this!
They were huge and I got 18. Low calorie obviously. Well, they were beautiful. I froze some, gave some away, sent them on the fishing trip and they were just a hit.
I also cooked a corned beef, that was the cold meat for a few days in the lunches etc.
I used up some of our apples with a pork roast.
Due to the whole spider hunting thing I washed the woollen underlay and all linen. (we have never found a spider yet) When I remade the bed I decided to do something Mum used to. The two pure wool king sized blankets I got during the year for $20 each are just gorgeous but they take up a ton of room in my blanket box. So I put these on the bed then put the fitted underlay over the top. Mum always used wool blankets as underlays. These keep your bed much warmer and softer. Waiting at the Doctors surgery I was reading a magazine with a feature on bed linen etc. They had a range of underlays and for a pure wool thick one the price was almost $700! You really could make your own from blankets...
Also I washed all the lounge covers, for the same reason...
I painted two little table tops.
I cut Andy's hair.
On the side of the road I found a huge glass vase with silver trim. It is amazing! Plus two giant candles! I thought fine, the candles can add to my supplies. The vase is spectacular! I will get a photo of that when I decide what to do with it.
I made bread.
I made three trays of Enchilada's, some for us and some for the girls households.
Here is a happy story! Chloe has been wanting to get chickens. She has found a hen house on the farm that she can have, it just needs shifting. So she said to me she will count the free hen house in her Vicky Challenge.
This bit of the story is not so good...
There were people near her place that moved away from the district a couple of weeks ago. The weather has been really hot much of that time. On Wednesday Chloe discovered that these people had moved and left behind their chickens. They must have had some food and water at the beginning but when she found them I think they had been out of everything for at least a few days and things weren't too good. She grabbed the hose and gave them water and rang me!
Long story cut short.... they had truly been abandoned and she has rescued them and they are hers! What a way to get chickens!
On top of that one hen is broody and sitting on eggs! She is able to let her keep sitting to see if they hatch!
There are nesting boxes, feeders and everything you would ever need and she can have the lot!
Her Vicky challenge this week is going to be massive! (there are six chickens that survived.... and if the eggs hatch then she has hit the jackpot!)
I counted in my Vicky Challenge:
Lunches, the fishing picnic, the sticky buns, made over little tables, laundry powder, the vase I found and the candles.... and Andy's hair cut. I wrote $475 into my savings book.
How was your week? How did you get ahead, build up your home or save this week?
Have a wonderful weekend! xxx