Living in a tiny house can certainly present some challenges. Just yesterday Ran bought both a watermelon and a large jug of juice. How to fit that into our apartment-sized refrigerator was a puzzler. One creative way I save space in the fridge is to make lemonade syrup instead of having a large pitcher of lemonade. You just add 1/4 cup of the syrup to 3/4 cup of cold water and you have lemonade. It's good added to iced tea also,
Old-Fashioned Lemonade Syrup
1 1/2 C. sugar
1 1/2 C. water
1 tablespoon of lemon rind, finely grated
1 1/2 C. lemon juice (6-7 med. lemons)
In a small saucepan stir together the sugar, water and rind, Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from the heat and let cool. Stir in the lemon juice. Transfer to a quart jar and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.
Another painting project that I completed recently, was to paint a bench that I purchased at a garage sale for $15.
Speaking of adventures, regular readers to this blog might recall our Christmas morning adventure when we came across a pile of free lumber. Well, we finally got around to using it up by making a mixed lumber wall in our back room. This is the room that houses our woodstove and we spend most of the winter in this room.
Another little project we finished recently was making this stick fence from dead branches that we collected from our walks this winter
All this to say, that if you do things with great love, you need very little money. I must finish this post quickly because my computer froze at the end of the above paragraph and I borrowed Ran's to finish up.