The day has arrived for our mini-vacation. We are so excited to be getting a break and enjoying some much needed alone time. My wonderful parents have agreed to manage the homestead while we are gone.
We have packed delicious food, sweet treats, a tent, sleeping bags, games and fishing supplies. We will be packing up the truck and heading north to a large river in Virginia. The forecast has a chance of rain over the next few days, but it will at least be warm. On Wednesday, we have a tubing trip planned where we will spend the afternoon lounging down the river in a “cadillac tube.” Have I told you I am excited?
We will cooking all our meals over an open campfire. I packed homemade fire starters to ensure our campfire stays lit. I like to use old toilet paper rolls stuffed with lint from the dryer. I also melt down a candle (in a pan only used for crafts) and soak up the hot wax (carefully) with round, cotton makeup sponges. I let them dry on wax paper and voila, you have some great fire starters.
Athough I will miss the early morning grunts of Houidini and the dramatic squawks of the chickens, it will be nice to sleep under the stars and wake up to the sounds of a rushing river.
I have a few things in the works for some exciting new additions to the homestead, stay tuned!
Have a wonderful week.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all the kind words and support this week.
Until next time…