Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Still Rational

Oh, hey.  Hi there.

So, it's been quite a while since we updated the blog.  Like, I could have gestated a couple of babies during the lapse (don't worry, I didn't).

I blew the dust off the Rational Living blog today to find a recipe for a friend.  Then I started looking around, all nostalgic and such.  What a busy, educational and powerful year the rationing project was.  Yes, I did just end that sentence with a preposition.

What are we up to nowadays?  The girls are growing like weeds and TMOTH and I keep ourselves busy with projects around the homestead and running to and fro to all the girls' activities.  We still have chickens, and have slaughtered several rounds to fill the freezer.  The garden keeps growing every year, and it is so nice to have such a pleasant, "normal" summer this year after the past two years of scorch-fest (knock on wood).

We don't count our miles anymore, nor do we track rationing points (I'm pretty sure I could do this from memory still, though).  We do still try to buy used merchandise first when available/feasible.  We still don't have a dishwasher, and we've adapted to the 960 square foot house as well as a family with two tween (soon to be teen) daughters can.

Sometimes I think I should get back on here and blog regularly about our homesteading adventures and misadventures.  But then I wonder if people still read blogs.  In some ways, it seams so 2010, you know?

Is anyone even out there?

--Rational Mama