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November 14th, 2013

Yesterday was a busy day for us, we left the house early in the morning (after feeding all the animals and walking the dogs).  We spent all day running here there and everywhere.  Our first stop was a restaurant supply store because we needed to purchase a few supplies for our pig slaughter (which is scheduled for this weekend).  Next we stopped at a trailer store and purchased a small utility trailer which we’ve been sorely needing with our small cars.  We then headed up to the grain mill to stock up on animal feed, 1000 lbs of which was loaded up in the car & trailer.  While there, I stopped by a small yarn shop to pick up a few skeins of yarn.  
grain in car
We then headed down to the hardware store to purchase a few items needed to turn our back porch into a slaughter house.  When we finally arrived home late at night a quick supper was in order since Mr Chiots had a fire dept. meeting. Thankfully I was able to finally get my feet up not much after that.  Dexter also wanted to help wind the yarn I purchased, but he didn’t quite understand how to do it.
dexter and yarn
We like to maximize our trips for gas and time and thus about once a month we have to spend an entire day running errands to get supplies like feed and other necessities.  It makes for a long day, but it does save from having to make shorter trips more often. The gas savings are also appreciated!

Do you like to make errands weekly or do you like to save them up and get them all done at once? 

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.