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Re: How are you using all that free time?

Post by Happy » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:41 pm

Thank you Kenya 👏👏👏👏👏

I have the cleanest fridge ever...also took my entire dishwasher apart to completely clean and de-grease (if you've never done this it is DISGUSTING what hides in there!)
We had a house Reno in the works prior to this poop hitting the fan. So we have been chugging along with that when we can. It involved concrete walls coming down...new studded walls erected...all new electrical, new closets being framed and dry walled and an entirely new ceiling in 3 rooms so it's a big one. Coop has been cleaned...spent a total of about 5 hours on the phone trying to get money back on our trip (we have ended up settling for a credit even though we had insurance-I was going to do time if I got disconnected once more 😂). And I have spent far too much time on-line. I really wish it would warm up a bit. I'm itching to get at windows. Truthfully I just need something to distract me from the crud going on. Feeling rather useless and somewhat helpless at the moment tbh. I'm not usually a big worrier but I seem to be doing more than my share the last few days.
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Re: How are you using all that free time?

Post by Killerbunny » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:47 pm

Spare coops cleaned ready for spring in case anyone wants babies. Although we won't be getting our BR meat cockerels from PP it seems like a good year to reseed the pasture they would live on and give it a rest. Also thanks to @Happy for the last Meme. A couple of friends I sent it to said they loved it and it cheered them up!
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Re: How are you using all that free time?

Post by KimChick » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:13 pm

Free time? Not too much has changed here, except the few social gatherings that each of us belongs to, and churches have closed.
If it was warmer, I would start prepping a room for painting or wash some windows. But, alas, I'm working on a sewing project with more waiting in the wings. Then there are the usual fowl chores, and the thought of starting a blog. A blog! Man, I never thought I would ever. Good thing I got bogged down in WordPress.
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Post by Farrier1987 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:17 am

Social distancing, sort of like I have mostly lived my life, not a great deal of interactions with others. Stuff around home, clean the stall, start at the garden, set a hen. Then about 30 hours a week pruning in the orchard with a 14 yr old Mennonite boy who is now done school for ever. Owner cant get in the Jamaicans that usually come and a geriatric (me 68) and an adolescent are trying to pick up the slack. Anyone that is a decent worker could have a job here, minimum wage and a bunkhouse.

Life goes on, more or less my form of normal. Will see how long it takes for permanent changes to occur. I don't think we will know that for a couple years, but I am betting on some tough times ahead for the world, financial markets and all. My garden and chickens and goats which have always been important to me are more so now I think.
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Re: How are you using all that free time?

Post by Penny » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:44 am

No free time here. The company I work for manufactures motors ( in fact, I just did a rush quote for a motor to be used in the ventilation system of a hospital). My husband works in construction, and both my kids work at local grocery stores. Life as usual, (barring some extra cleaning and handwashing) for us. Now, if I did have that extra time....I have a quilt I started 3 years ago, 2 horses to ride and explore the surrounding feilds with, my horsehair jewellery business, chickens and hatching babies, building raised garden planter boxes, cleaning out the old black shed, etc, etc, etc. lol
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Re: How are you using all that free time?

Post by Ontario Chick » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:25 pm

I definitely have extra time, no Yoga, no theater, no grocery or any other shopping.
Beside the freezer filling up with cakes, I have started a rocking chair quilt, but that will not take too long,
so pulled down a box of quilting fabric I used to buy at Bouclair at $0.49 a yard in the sixties and seventies,
with some vague plan that one day I will have enough time to make piles of quilts.
I have visited that box at least once a decade and every time I look at the fabrics I like them a little less (you know the hippie type little flowers)
and now I wonder if I will ever like them again ?
And of course the moment it warms up I will be out there gardening and that will be the end of quilting and the box will go back where it came from. ;)
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Re: How are you using all that free time?

Post by kenya » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:44 pm

My mother has some of that fabric as well and some of it is very unusual, looks really nice paired with plain fabric.
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Re: How are you using all that free time?

Post by ross » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:34 pm

Spent the afternoon on my little tractor at end of lane waving at passing vehicles. Dressed in hunter orange vest so don’t get run over . Lots a honks , big trucks , waves & smiles .
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Re: How are you using all that free time?

Post by kenya » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:40 pm

Day off today so out cleaning up the garden with the chickens and dog helping. The dog mostly just trying to entice me to play ball. She got to play ball!
:wee: Sunny and beautiful here, waved at the neighbors.
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Re: How are you using all that free time?

Post by KimChick » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:45 pm

My mother has given me lots of her fabric, with more to come. It's hard to know what to do with fabric that someone else chose. Recently, after signing up for a quilting class, I was able to use one length of the fabric and bought other shorter lengths to coordinate. Well, now that class is on hold until all this craziness subsides. Quilting is very much a wintertime activity. I'm looking forward to gardening. There are a couple colours of crocuses in bloom right now!
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