The new furnace was installed yesterday, 6 weeks after the flood, the last major appliance finally in.  We’ve had the wood burning stove fired up since November 1st, heating the Bar None the old fashioned way for just over 6 months.  Pioneer spirit, be careful what you wish for.

Furnace, A/C, hot water heater, water softener, well pressure tank, sump pump, electric panel, washer and dryer all replaced.  Still deciding on replacing the refrigerator and deep freeze.  I can’t thank enough those of you that donated to our go fund me page.  It has helped us more than you can know.

We haven’t thrown in the garden towel.  I buy materials to make our own potting soil; peat moss, coir, perlite, phosphate, lime, azomite, bloodmeal, worm castings, compost.   Made four batches yesterday, enough to fill 20 large pots.  A new approach with the same strict sense of  completely chemical free.  My best varieties of tomatoes and peppers, we’re selling pots if you are interested.  Amish Paste and Lungos, my two favorite canning/sauce tomatoes, Orange Woodles, Black Carbons, and Pink Berkeley Tye Dyes bringing color to the basket.  Jalapenos, Sugar Rush Peach, Escamillos, California Wonder Bells, peppers for all occasions.

Think I’ll warm up my coffee and turn the thermostat up to 67!