"The Mountains are calling and I must go"- John Muir

"The Mountains are calling and I must go"- John Muir

Friday, September 21, 2012

My huge hiatus...

Hey y'all!!

  Oh am I happy to be back!! I have had soooo much going on and been gone so long,  I am surprised I still have followers! Thanks for sticking with me! It's been one thing right after another, I started a cleaning job and the garden has beat my butt this summer!! But we have put up a lot of goodies for this winter, lots of greasy beans, pickled okra, tomatoes, and black eyes peas! Oh, and I grew my first pinto beans this year and I love them!!

   So I hope everyone out there in blog land is doing well, I have missed y'all! But I think I am back for goos now that everything is slowing down a bit. I want to start blogging more about camper life. It has gotten very interesting since I last posted. We got rid of our mouse, and finally started getting some sleep, and I started hearing noises under the bed again ( for those of you that just started following, my husband and I have lived in a camper for the past 4 yrs and our bed has a storage compartment under it). Then we started smelling what we thought was cat pee from the wild cats in the woods in our area. I thought maybe one of them had gotten under the camper some how and made it home. And we only smelled it every few days or weeks. So I had planned on getting under  there and coaxing them out to figure out how they were getting under there. So, before I had a chance to do that, I came home one night, and hubby had one of those looks, you know the one that looks like a kid with his hand in the cookie jar, and he just got caught. So he just looked at me and I said what, and he said you love me right? And by this point I had all kinds of things running through my head, and of course I said yes I love you, why? He said, well I don't really want to tell you this, but I found the cat pee smell, and he still had that look, so I said, ok what was it cats right? He looked at me with this horrible face and shook his head, and said no, it was a snake! Oh boy did I throw a fit! I don't know if I have ever said this on here or not, but I have a debilitating  fear of snakes, I freeze up, stop breathing, and have been known to pass out! So he grabbed me and hugged me, and said it was just his skin, it was a black snake, and I searched the camper from corner to corner and high and low, and he is gone! And of course that did NOT make me feel any better, it was under there at one time, and that's all I needed to know! I slept better than I thought I would the first night, but the second night I was was wide awake all night! SO we got some moth balls and hubby put them under the bed. How did the snake get in you ask? Well hubby had to do some work under the camper a while back and there is a hole in the under side of the camper the size of a baseball. I asked why it was not plugged up and he said he tried to plug it up but it wouldn't stay. So, the moth balls made me feel better until that was all you could smell, and it ran us out! So hubby plugged the hole up from the inside and took the moth balls out, so, so far so good, I guess we shall see, or I hope not see!!
 I hope to get some pictures of the camper posted soon, as soon as we clean up the yard some. I hope you all are doing well! God Bless!!

The enchanting Blue Ridge Mountains I call home.


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I live in the mountains of Western North Carolina, in a little camper, with my husband and family. We are trying to become self sufficient and live off the land. I am sick of all the sad news on TV, the economy, and the evil world we live in, so we are trying to make things as simple as possible and get back to the basics. I think if everyone did that, and had faith in God the world might be a better place. Follow along, as we live life in our little tin can, and try to make it a home, while learning to homestead.