Common Sense Home Good News Letter 1/29/23

“My 3 y.o. learned the Wisconsin goodbye…”Love you Mom…watch for deer!” 🦌😄

How do you say “I love you” or “I’ll be thinking about you” without actually saying the words?

A friend posted the above note on social media, and I thought it was so sweet that her little guy had already learned this way to let his mom know that he cared.

I’ve been thinking about you, too, and finally made time to get started on the email series that I’ve wanted to do for a while.

In addition to the weekly newsletter, you now have the option to sign up for mini newsletters by subject. I know sometimes the full newsletter can be a lot to sort through, so the mini letters cover only one thing, like a gardening idea or preparedness tip.

If you want to focus more on a particular topic, just use the “manage subscriber settings here” option at the bottom right of any of our emails. This will take you to an “Update your profile” page where you can pick your favorites.

If you don’t want to change anything, you don’t have to do anything. The weekly newsletter will still go out as normal.

All our best to you and yours,

Laurie (and August IV, August V, and Duncan)

P.S. … and don’t forget to watch for deer on those country roads.

Laurie Neverman

This week’s featured articles…

It’s hard to believe that the first month of 2023 is almost done, but spring storm season will soon be rolling in. I completely updated our article on safe rooms to give you some ideas for creating an extra secure spot in your home. The image below was from when our safe room/root cellar was under construction. You can retrofit safe rooms into existing construction, too.

Read “Safe Room Ideas (Plus Possible Funding Sources)

safe rooms

Potato towers can be a great way to grow more food in less space – but they don’t work in every location. We’ll share troubleshooting tips and suggested varieties to maximize your harvest.

potato towers

It’s funny how many items randomly go out of stock nowadays, yet the Valentine and Easter candy are still stacked up in the stores. I’d still rather make our own treats, and these sugar cookies are a family favorite.

chocolate dipped sugar cookies

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