This is gonna be a random one, Folks. Be fore-warned.
Hey- before I forget, thanks so much for the ‘bodacious’ comments Monday. It’s a good day when someone calls you bodacious, I don’t care who you are.
I went to the Mother of All Garage Sales with Jami yesterday and found this vintage bank… I KNOW. It only opens when there’s at least $10 inside… how fantastic is that? A bank that actually makes you save. And, it’s lime green. And, it’s metal. I love it.
I finished up 2 small/medium cotton knit market bags… perfect for the Farmer’s Market season ahead, or your daily organic lunch, or your onions at the grocery, or your kiddos library books. They’re in the etsy shop.
AND (you score twice)
I have finally figured out a pattern for fabric plastic grocery bags. Shanna was my guinea pig on this one, and I think it worked. She seems pretty happy and has ordered more. I’m taking that as a good sign. They’re the same footprint as your normal plastic grocery bag, including the bottom gusset, but they’re double-thick with up-cycled cotton. These are also in the etsy shop on a made-to-order basis. Look how excited Ry is… that kid kills me.
And, finally, a score for both of us:
Your chickens (because you are a big part of TexasNorth) are very happy out here. We recently inherited 40 more chickens (I KNOW). I quickly jumped on the ol’ email and rounded up some egg-buyers becasue there was simply NO MORE ROOM in the fridge. I’m now delivering 10 dozen eggs every other week to friends in town. How hilarious is that?! Who knew two years ago that those crazy chickens would be the start of something so fantastic? I love it. A friend emailed me and said, ‘This is fantastic. I am so impressed you are making your dreams come true at TexasNorth – seriously.” You’re right, Jo. In all the craziness of this past Winter and all the travel of last month, I completely missed the fact that the farm has become its very own little thing. It’s wonderful. People are invested in us and our animals and our choices, and it’s awesome.
[edited to add: I totally didn’t explain the photo! On the left is a store egg. On the right is our happy, healthy, rich and wonderful egg. CRAZY DIFFERENCE, people!]
Thanks for sharing the dream with us.
Y’all have a good weekend.