The Creative Side of Farm Living

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Well, I am learning that fresh, wonderful eggs from happy free range chickens are not going to pay the bills.  We are almost at the point where it will pay the chickens' feed bills (LOL) and I'll still have plenty of eggs remaining for cooking, but I'm not going to be on the Forbes 500 anytime soon.

So, my friend, Robin, also a farmer of chickens, goats and vegetables, only with 4 children, 3 of them homeschooled, and I (ok, that was a run-on clause) are going to be selling our handcrafted baskets at the Farmer's Market come springtime, as well as my pottery and anything else we can figure out!!

Robin and I spent hours on Saturday, remembering how to build baskets - it's been awhile for both of us! - and we had a great time, but did not finish our baskets.  I think once we reacquaint our fingers and hands with the steps required to make baskets, we will be a lot faster, and once we have some nice baskets, we can talk to the Carnegie Art Center in Leavenworth about maybe teaching some basket weaving classes - and if we get enough students, we can each probably make maybe 60 or 70 dollars a week more than we do now - which is like nothing - LOL!!!

Also, Robin can make very quick quilts - if I get the sewing/embroidery machine from John for Christmas, we can make many quilty things to sell - I'm thinking maybe ETSY.com, or maybe EBAY.  Or maybe just on a page here on my blog.

And, KCSteve, please note - I will be using one of my baskets to collect eggs with so I will no longer drop the eggs!

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Heh. No pressure on that sewing machine. Nope.

So, I guess the pistol and shotgun are right out…

Darn, I dropped another egg today - must finish a basket!!

No pressure, dear. None whatsoever.

And if I can sell enough eggs, I’ll buy you that stuff!!

Merest hint or two of that sewing machine. Still you’ll probably get good use out of one.

Nice to see you making some plans.

Thanks, Argent.

I just wanted to wish you luck in teaching basket weaving. I started out at our local parks and recs center but am now teaching out of my own home where I have more control of my classes as well as my income. Best Wishes!!! Nancy Jacobs Rio Rancho, NM www.basketmasterweavings.blogspot.com

Nancy, thanks so much! I’ll definitely add you to my blogroll, as soon as I create one - LOL!

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