Piddled & Foraged

I had the day off today.

I stayed in my house clothes the.entire.day. and it was awesome!!!  I have come to treasure these kinda days since I am now back in the workforce.

I didn’t have anything in particular that I wanted to get done so I just started piddling.

I wandered into the greenhouse and started straightening it up a bit.  It seems I am forever finding permanent homes for all our stuff.  And, it doesn’t seem to matter that I have tried to eliminate unnecessary stuff.  There’s still lots.of.stuff.

But, I digress.

I ended up rearranging a few of the plants that were brought indoors for the winter months; cleaned up the dusty, dirty heater CountryBoy brought in to the greenhouse for use on the below freezing nights; and I repotted one of my mint plants.

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It smelled so good and minty fresh!

I also spent some time foraging around the farm.  Not the typical kind of foraging for herbs and shrooms and such, but foraging for items that were here when we moved in that could be used as décor or other purposeful items.

One such thing was a beat up galvanized bucket that I had thrown a bunch of broken glass and metal bits in when we were cleaning up the small garden.  I decided I wanted to use it to hold a hanging plant from a pulley so I grabbed the bucket from the garden, cleaned it out and CountryBoy hung it up for me.

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I told ya it was beat up!  This plant normally hangs on a shepherds hook outside the greenhouse so I wanted to leave the original container in tack but wanted to put it in something more decorative and this did the trick.

Here’s another plant I put in another galvanized bucket that was left here…

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This plant is usually on the front porch on a plant stand.  I think I have a thing for plants in galvanized buckets (wink!).

It was pleasantly warm working in the greenhouse – out of the wind and cold.  I even had some company…

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Creamsicle and…

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Greyfus – also known as ‘the boys’!  They enjoy the greenhouse both day and night, that is, when they’re not out hunting for something a little more tasty than dry cat food!

CountryBoy had to remove Greyfus from his ‘bed’ so that he could get our old work jackets to put back in the truck.  (It never hurts to have something warm in your vehicle during the winter months, you know, just in case.)

Another item I found in the tack room while I was looking for greenhouse stuff was a small wooden shelf.  My mind immediately saw it being used as a spice rack.  But would it fit the space I wanted to put it?  After I finished up in the greenhouse I went back to the tack room in the barn and grabbed it. Mercy was it ever dirty!  I scrubbed it down and brought it in to see if it would fit.  It did, woohoo!

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I can’t remember whether this shelf was in one of the guestrooms or the loft that is now my sewing room but we took everything down so that we could paint the walls.  Wherever it was originally it ended up in the barn but is now back in the house being used as my spice rack.  And, it’s perfect!

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The spice rack I was using was custom made by CountryBoy for the fifth wheel but it was too small for the house and I had spices everywhere – to the right of the stove, to the left of the stove on a shelf and in the pantry.  Now, I have all my spices in one area.  Sweet!

I really love foraging and finding items that I already have and being able to put them to use maybe even in a completely different fashion than they were originally intended.  And, the price is always right!

(By the way, I am still trying to figure out where my missing photo files are.  sigh.)

 

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