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365 Project 2014 – Extra Long Week In Review 18 – 27

365 Project 2014 – Extra Long Week In Review 18 – 27 It’s been a little over a week since my last 365 post. I’ve been taking pictures daily, keeping with the cadence of the 365 idea but to avoid inundating those with daily posts I’ve kept it brief. We’re still getting immersed in our surroundings and are still attempting to work out a schedule – there is so much to get started on our tiny homestead… each day is baby steps to our new life…

365 Project 2014 Day 18 – Good day Saturday. Good day Sunshine. Like most Saturdays, I hit the road extra early with my ol’ girl and we trek out a few good miles through our hills. Upon arrival back home the sun begins to peek it’s way over our mountain side and push through the trees. At this point in the year I’m feeling extra guilty for enjoying such a beautiful sunrise as it should be cloudy cold and raining. Not beaming with sun and mild weather.
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We typically don’t let weather stop us from doing much. So even if it was cold and windy out we would have made this trek. But alas, it was not cold and windy… it was perfect weather for a beach day. After a bunch of errands we did just that and hit the beach. It’s the best get away because it’s free and you get the best nature has to provide. Here is my kiddo attempting a sand angel since snow has only been in our dreams.
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365 Project 2014 Day 19 – Day of Rest My beautiful niece and her new best friend. She’s giving comfort to my ol’ girl who is resting on this warm winter Sunday.
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One of the reasons we got to see our niece was for the family to pick up a few jars of my last batch of canned homemade applesauce for the season. It tastes like apple pie and the kids love it.
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365 Project 2014 Day 20 – Sharing is Caring. Our kind neighbor allowed us to invade their Meyer lemon tree. The possibilities are endless with Meyer lemons. Imagine if every neighbor had a fruit tree and shared.
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One of the many Meyer lemon results – candied Meyer lemon slices.
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365 Project 2014 Day 20 – Beach Day, again… We had taken a break from the beach because the past couple of months had been filled with preparations to immerse ourselves in a new environment, then we had the holidays to get past… we’re finally settling back into a routine and one major part of our routine is enjoying plenty of activity outside. We’re fortunate to be close to such beauty and minus some gas for the tank, adventure like this costs nothing but your time… this is time well spent.
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365 Project 2014 Day 21 – Sweet Start One of the results of the Meyer lemon cook off… Meyer Lemon Coffeecake. Yes, breakfast was delightful. Local organic ingredients and homemade. There is nothing better.
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365 Project 2014 Day 22 – Hey What’s That in the Sky? I almost forgot what clouds looked like. We’ve had clear cloudless skies for a couple weeks now. It’s the middle of winter and we’ve not a drop of water, not a cloud in the sky, not a cool day in sight. It’s scary to think about what is going to happen in the face of this drought. I’m doing my research and making every effort to conserve, educate, and hope for rain. Rain dance anyone?
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365 Project 2014 Day 23 – Good Night Sun. Despite a short week it’s seemed quite long and tiring to say the least. Letting go of the day’s stress to a peaceful sunset… good night sun, thank you for the beautiful view.
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365 Project 2014 Day 24 – Growing Up Fast I’m trying to figure out where the time went. I’m sitting here working when I look over and see my soon to be 4 year old attempting to write the word SHOES. Moments ago I had listed off to him the various errands that we had to run last that day and he then asked me how to spell SHOES. I spelled it for him and as I did, he wrote. I’m so proud but at the same time… wishing time would slow down just a bit… I’m not ready for this šŸ™‚
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365 Project 2014 Day 25 – Exploring with Daddy It’s something special when you can hike off into the woods and explore… right in your own backyard.
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It gives me a warm feeling to watch my boys wander off in the sunset…
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365 Project 2014 Day 26 – Seed Count In the face of a drought, planning is key. Now that we’re settling into our new surroundings it’s time to get the garden in order. Our dependence on mainstream agriculture is causing a depletion of resources. If those who could, would grow their own produce, using water saving techniques… imagine the resources we could save and repair. The plan is to start the garden earlier this year to avoid the major heat of the summer and need for extra water. Time to take stock of those seeds…
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365 Project 2014 Day 27 – Avatar Tree The hubs calls this our Avatar tree. It’s the biggest tree in our view. It’s so majestic and mysterious. When Eucalyptus moves in the strong winds it makes a squeaking howling sound if you will. This morning’s fog was so thick and the wind blowing good that it sounded like rain falling. A girl can dream right…
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