Saturday, October 31, 2015

I am a Published Author!

I Love to write. No kidding! You wouldn't know it lately due to my jam-packed schedule, but I love to write. I have been working on a series of mystery novels for the last couple of years on and off. I write when I have time, get in the mood, or break through writer's block. I finally was satisfied with the first book in the series and went to publish October 31st.

The first book, The Inheritance, is the first of the books in the Black Haw Mystery series and is set in Montross, Virginia. I really enjoyed developing the characters and mixing in some paranormal elements in the plot.

I published finally not only because I enjoyed writing, but I am hopeful to have another income stream to continue to build Tiny House Homestead.

If you enjoy a mystery and would like to check it out, here is the Amazon link. For just $3.99 you can escape reality for a few hours and solve the mystery along with the heroin of the story, Elizabeth.

I  hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Tiny House Homestead Episode #27

Saturday, October 17, 2015

How To Get A Gross Shower Clean - Amazing!!

When I moved into my old house, its previous occupants had been evicted. The house was a disaster and looked as though the previous folks never cleaned. I love to clean and I am kinda OCD, so I whipped the house into shape pretty quickly, but for one thing: the acrylic one-piece bathtub stalls. The layers of soap scum were incredible. You could scrape it off with a fingernail. Ick. No matter what I tried I could not get the bathtubs and their surrounds to look and stay clean.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Fifty Buck Fire Pit

My son is here visiting me and experiencing living in a tiny house for the first time. So far he really seems to like it and has decided his mother is not so nuts after all. In anticipation of his visit I made a list of projects we could do around the homestead together. Many of the projects are not hard, but require two people or some heavy lifting. The last few days in Oklahoma have been hot. Unseasonably hot. However, today a cold front moved in and I decided the first thing on the list should be building a fire pit to enjoy.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Putting By in the Freezer

With winter approaching, I am preparing and putting by. Today I took advantage of what is known as the 10 lb meet sale at my local supermarket. The sale works based on quantity. If you buy 10 lb packages of meet, you get a steep discount. This go round I bought ten pound packages of Chuck Steaks, Chuck Roast, and Ground Beef.

When I got home from the market I divided the ground beef into 1lb sections, bagged, and vacuum sealed them. I then cut the roasts into roasts that will fit in my crockpot, bagged, and vacuum sealed them as well. Finally, I put each chuck steak in its own bag and vacuum sealed them as well. Owning a vacuum sealer is very important to preserve the quality of the meat and help prevent freezer burn.  I buy my vacuum sealer bags on Amazon because I can buy them in bulk cheaper.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Tiny House Homestead Podcast 26


Check out this episode!

Podcast Title: What's Happening Around Here
Podcast Episode 26 Show Notes

This episode covers….

Where have I been? What's been happening on the homestead? Catch up with me today as I share about some projects around the farm, my entries in the Oklahoma State Fair 2015, and learn about Cervical Disc Displacement. Welcome to tiny house homestead!