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Thursday, March 14, 2024

Welcome to Weekend Traffic Jam Reboot 03.15.2024

Welcome to another great weekend, and what better way to enjoy it in full than with a visit to Weekend Traffic Jam Reboot! What makes this link-up special is that we encourage you to link up not only your current posts and great ideas, but also the great stuff in your archives! 

Yes, that's right, older posts are not only encouraged, but appreciated!

Wait, did I hear that correctly?

Huh?, did you say, older posts are welcome too? Yep, we sure did. Lets give those older (and STILL great!) posts some recognition and respect. Because let's be honest, last month's or even last year's creative work is still great work, simply buried in the we encourage you bring them out and share it right here! 

At each Weekend Traffic Jam Reboot, we look forward to seeing all your great projects, ideas, recipes, and any family friendly blog posts you wish to share.

Weekend Traffic Jam Reboot is currently shared over three FOUR blogs: Let us introduce ourselves! We all offer a different perspective on life and hope you enjoy not only this link-up, but all that you find here!

We would love to have additional Co-Hosts to share in the creativity and fun! If you think this would be a good fit for you and you like having fun (come on, who doesn't!) while still being creative, drop one of us an email and someone will get back with you!

I invite you to follow our hosts on their individual blogs or any of the social media pages you visit, making it easy to keep up to date with every happening! And there are many...

What's up next, on our property? Because are you ever really done?...

With the Utility Kitchen mostly done, it was time to turn our attention to the yard, garden, goats and chickens...

I have been working on Hugelkultur garden beds. So far one is completed to the point of adding the final layer of topsoil and then we can plant! 

The basic premise is to use downed trees and organic wood scraps to build a raised garden bed. The wood will in time completely compost down into rich soil. After I build the outside frame, I began filling it in with the wood that is laying all over our property. From there we added a top coat of wood chips we have had for about six months. They have been composting through our East Texas winter. 

This layer was added by a load in the front scoop of our tractor and smoothed out by rake. 

Next we will mix organic soil and shredded leaves (which we have tons of!) and that will be the top coat. The first seeds planted will be zucchini! We have various seeds going in pots to add later. Once the soil goes on this bed, I will start a second bed...

If you would like more info on building a Hugelkultur garden bed, this article will help

We have baby chicks brooding in the craft room at my daughter's home...they are so cute! We have had chickens before and can't wait for these ladies to start laying. Of course now the clock is ticking, now we must get the chicken coop built!

If you look closely you will see, that we have blueberries growing!

And the goat pen is almost done!

So far most all of these project were built with reclaimed materials! Including much of the Utility Kitchen. We have only had to purchase 2X4's and a few 2X6's for the walls of the Utility Kitchen and the Roof of the Goat Pen.

If you would like to know why we are building a tiny house homesite here in East Texas, you can read about it here...

In case you missed them, here are two of our favorite recipes that we enjoy  from Scratch Made Food & DIY Homemade Household

And now, let's take a look at the most viewed post, along with posts that caught my eye, from last week's Weekend Traffic Jam Reboot!

Most viewed: 

And these three that caught my eye!:

And now on to the Link-up! THANKS to all that share and visit, because Weekend Traffic Jam Reboot wouldn't work without you! 

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  1. Thanks for hosting Melynda. I hope you have a great weekend!

    1. Maria, thank you for sharing with us at WTJR! I appreciate it!

  2. Melynda,
    Looks like you are definitely making progress on all your outdoor projects...
    Thanks again for hosting this wonderful party! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that I truly appreciate it!! I hope you will have a great week! Thanks for all the inspiration!!!
    Debbie-Dabble Blog

    1. Deb, OMG it has been a lot to get done, but I have enjoyed most of it as well! Thanks for sharing with us at WTJR, I appreciate it!

  3. It sounds like things are moving right along on the homestead!

    1. Joanne, they are thankfully! Thanks for sharing with us at WTJR!

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    1. Amy, you are welcome, thanks for sharing with us at WTJR!


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