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NO MONEY ?Tired of the Rat Race (Make A change)What cheap and frugal living Looks Like

January 3, 2020

but in the rhythm of life what is the
rhythm of the frugal life well follow me along today and I’m gonna share with you
what I do each day and how my life is lived some of you will find it very
interesting and others of you say you live the same life that I do but you
know what it’s the rhythm of the frugal life so let’s get started on today so
the first thing we’re gonna do today is the rhythm of a frugal life you gotta
get water on the stove and we’re gonna heat it up because we have the dishes
from last night mama always taught me to always have things cleaned up or read up
in the night before and I usually do that but hubby likes to have a bowl of
cereal before bed and so we have little odds and ends of dishes you taught me
the Mennonite way of keeping a house and the Mennonite way of keeping the house
is keeping a very tidy house that means keeping things red up such a cold winter
morning we’re gonna fill this tea kettle up with some water we’re gonna make some
oatmeal for the chickens I give the chicken to oatmeal every once in a while
just to warm their bellies their animals is something that’s very important we
want to treat our animals like we would be treated animals have feelings too you
know but my eggs for two days have so many eggs so I need to wash these off
and put them in the refrigerator a lot of people let their eggs sit out but I
like to put mine in the refrigerator I cannot believe it how much my chickens
are still laying even in these winter months this is the first time that my
chickens lay like this it’s amazing if you don’t have artificial light a lot
of times your chickens will stop laying their eggs but for me big people I’m
laying all right now you’ll put some hot water in here so this is how I make the oatmeal for my
chickens now the water is pretty warm so we’re going to make sure the water is
not too hot that’s just nice and warm for them so while this oatmeal soaks for
a couple minutes we’ll go out to the chicken house and we’ll open up their
gate and let them out sometimes when I go to the food pantry
they’ll have oatmeal that’s expired for a couple years and that oatmeal you
don’t know you’re just not sure about it so I take it for my chickens and that
really helps me out all right so let’s go out in the chicken house so let’s
bundle up because it’s cold let’s go out the chicken house and let’s let the
chickens out and I’ll show you how they love their oatmeal and take you out to
the chicken house then I’m going to be real quick because I want you to hear
the beautiful birds that are seeing this morning are you ready are you ready to see how
hungry they are warm oatmeal in a cold day yum-yum now
the chickens are fed now we have to get on to my chores so let me show you what
I’m working on today it’s another beautiful day I have been so blessed in
the month of December to have beautiful sunny weather
it’s been amazing so that means yeah it’s laundry day let’s go get our laundry burn it’s cold
out here but it feels so good so many people ask me why am i outside when it’s
cold cuz I like it being outside gives me a lot of energy
helps me throughout the day anyway there’s gonna be a lot of snowy days
where I’m stuck in the house as long as I can be outside the better for me way
we wash your clothes wash your clothes wash your clothes this is the way we
wash your clothes around me this is the way we wash your clothes wash your
clothes this is the way we wash your clothes sir early in the morning all right that parts done I have to make
my bed and I have to do my dishes and then this will be finished and then I
can hang the wash up every single day this is what we do all right so we’re gonna start watching
the clothing and now we’re gonna go and I’m gonna do some cleaning up as you see
I don’t have my rain barrel I only have my rain barrel in the spring and the
summer and the fall I have to put it away because it’s freezing temperatures
I do love washing my clothes by hand on a hot summer day I enjoy doing that but
it’s just too cold to get my hands wet today so that’s why I use my portable
washing machine oh I think it’s really unique and I think it’s really quite
amazing you know everyone’s – well somebody will come on and they say well
I’m playing pioneer life you know what I probably am playing a little bit of
pioneer life but you know life is a stage we’re always stage and this is how
I have to live because I don’t have the amenities that a lot of people have and
so I try to make it into a game and because I’m laughing and because I’m
having fun people often associate that with staging or it’s not real it is real
this is my life but my personality is one to have fun my personality is one to
enjoy things listen I have to do this why not do it with a happy face being
grumpy isn’t going to help me get my work done and being grumpy saps all that
life energy out of you so it’s really important when you have to do something
to try to do it with a happy heart because you know what what’s your
alternative doing it grumpy and feeling miserable or doing happy and playing a
game yeah my friends this is my stage this is my life and I live it abundantly
hey everybody wait a second if you like videos about
my daily life and you like to see how do I do things here on the homestead take a
look at all these videos below it’s three years worth of beautiful videos
that I get to share with you my life and my dreams for the future take care
everyone pants it’s been another great day here
on the homestead I hope you’re staying warm and I hope you have a real good
night take care everyone we’ll see you guys
tomorrow bye


  • Reply Mustard Seed January 2, 2020 at 8:23 am

    Another lovely video Tessie.You are such a sweetheart.God Bless.Love your positive outlook on life.x

  • Reply T Shet January 2, 2020 at 8:34 am

    Your personality is awesome and your so right no matter what you have to do you have a choice grumpy or happy I don't understand how some people think thank goodness maybe that means I'm not like them whahoooooo thank you God

  • Reply carole d January 2, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Hi Tessie love this video. Your chickens are soo lucky to have you ! Theyโ€™re soo happy eating that warm oatmeal !! Soo cute. Happy New Year. God bless you n your family n your chickens ๐Ÿ“. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽˆ

  • Reply Kimberly Clark January 2, 2020 at 9:42 am

    I hope to get chickens in the spring so I love seeing your happy girls!

  • Reply Paige family Homestead Our Journey back January 2, 2020 at 9:56 am

    ๐ŸŒป hey Tessie. My Fav person to keep tidy with.

  • Reply carol leverton January 2, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Carol from the UK hi Tess just found your channel recently and I think it's great afraid I've got a lot of catching up to do do from your recent videos till next time goodbye for now

  • Reply carrie krise January 2, 2020 at 11:15 am

    Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply PrairieNightMoon January 2, 2020 at 11:16 am

    Yes animals have feelings just like ours. I'm glad you reminded us because I think some people don't fully realize or sometimes forget that animals are at our mercy, having no way to stand up for themselves, yet they have feelings and emotions just like we do. Thank you.

  • Reply Christie Boeke January 2, 2020 at 11:18 am

    Its 6 o'clock here in Ohio.alittle cold but it is Dec lol..I'm at work on my first break gotta watch tessie to start my day off with a watching ur video's..have a great day Tessie.hugs n kisses..

  • Reply Nydia January 2, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Tessie, what is the rolling clothes line called? I really like that. We have only ever used two lines attached to โ€œT postsโ€. The rolling clothes line looks to be more efficient.

    The last hen out of the house and slow to come to the oatmeal is my favorite, because I imagine her thinking โ€œwhew itโ€™s cold out here, I should have stayed in bed a bit longerโ€. What is that hens name?

  • Reply Nadine M January 2, 2020 at 11:34 am

    Bless you Tessie!

  • Reply Laurie P January 2, 2020 at 11:39 am

    You are a resourceful woman with innovating ideas, Tessie. ๐Ÿ™‚ Altho I love to be out in the yard in winter, not sure I'd like having to do the washing there tho. lol. I wonder, Tessie, I can't be your only fan fascinated by the oil lamps; do you have, or could you make a video solely on how they work, what oils to use, how to clean them etc? I'd really love to know as I'm sure others would. ๐Ÿ™‚ Felice anno nuovo! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Diane Taylor January 2, 2020 at 11:53 am

    Have you thought about making magnetic window quilts for the winter. You can find them in RV equipment or you can also make them yourself. The magnets attached to the metal window frames at night to keep drafts out and warm in.

  • Reply Melissa Peltier January 2, 2020 at 11:55 am

    I agree Tessie. Our chores have to get done so we may as well do it with a cheerful attitude. I'm thankful to have what we have and I'll gladly take care of it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Gymnastics101 January 2, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    Tessie your chickens are so loved and healthy looking, they reward all of your care well with those wonderful fresh eggs. Nice to hear you sing the old washing song, youโ€™re so happy and joyful itโ€™s infectious.๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Rex Carebear January 2, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    Love your chickens wish i had some.
    I enjoy taking care of the wild birds. I talked a family of bluebirds into staying for the winter so make sure they always have mealworms.
    So calming watching them eat!!
    And then there is Gia my cockatiel who is spoiled rotten…lol

  • Reply SensaiMan January 2, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    Hi Tessie, it's cold here today so can sympathise with you. If I put the washing out it certainly won't get dry. Lovely to see the Chickens and the nice food you prepared. May 2020 be an even better year for you I think it will be because we all love our Tessie:)

  • Reply Louise L January 2, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    Happy new year Tessie ๐Ÿค— LOVED how you said animals have feelings. ABSOLUTELY

  • Reply Pamela Levesque January 2, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Your cheerful attitude always starts my day off right, Tessie!

  • Reply HWY1 Homestead January 2, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    Happy new year Tessie! Stay golden! ๐Ÿ’•

  • Reply sandra perdun January 2, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    Hey Tessie I have chickens also. When they are laying a lot we often have more than we can eat. Rather than losing the eggs we wipe the eggs clean and rub them with mineral oil and refrigerate them . The eggs last a long time this way!

  • Reply Richard Schmidt January 2, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Hi Tessie! Oh man, when I saw that you give your chickens oatmeal, I just laughed…it's cold here in MN and lots and lots of snow where I am, so my girls get oatmeal also….you think like I do!!! How funny! Oh by the way, I did get ONE egg yesterday…my hubby & I did back-flips!!! Blessings from Rich & Dawn in MN : )

  • Reply A Wyoming Prairie Wife January 2, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    I love this lifestyle ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐhave a good old fashioned day, Miss Tess ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡Blessings ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  • Reply Wanda Hershey January 2, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    The chickens looked to be enjoying their oatmeal this morning. They are sweet chickens. Enjoyed the video Tessie! Thanks and have a blessed day ๐Ÿ™

  • Reply diane hall January 2, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    Good morning Tessie. You brought back fond memories of my Great Aunt Annie ( Grandma Hazel's sisier-in-law).
    feeding the chickens and barn kittens with warm oatmeal. That was back in the 1950s. Annie's husband Ray, brought me one of those kittens when I was four year's old. He told me when the litter was born and said I had to wait 8 weeks for a kitten. 8 weeks !! That was an eternity! Every Monday Uncle Ray would deliver fresh eggs and I asked after my future kitten. " Not yet Diane," , he would reply…week AFTER week. Finally he came to to our door with eggs and a burlap bag. "Where is my kitten?" I asked. And he just smiled. I burst in tears, thinking he was never giving me a kitten. Uncle Ray opened the burlap bag and out sprang a tiny dark grey tabby kitten! " What are you going to name him?' Uncle ray asked. " BUTTONS !" I replied ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for that memory Tessie!

  • Reply Richard Schmidt January 2, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Being outside gives you that Vitamin D that you need dear! Good for you!!!!! Outside in the winter, FANTASTIC for you…couldn't get any better vitamins that your body needs from the sun….:) Dawn @ Rich & Dawn in MN

  • Reply Richard Schmidt January 2, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    My hubby always says, "you can take the low road or you can take the HIGH road!!! WE CHOOSE: the high road!!! Positivity is key! No matter what…that's what "He" wants us to do! And to help others…along the way… Have a wonderful day out there girl! ๐Ÿ™‚ Dawn @ Rich & Dawn in MN ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Takako Moriyama January 2, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    Happy New year๐ŸŽ‰

  • Reply Kodey Whitewolf January 2, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    Happy New Year Tessie Many good blessings to you and your family Keep enjoying

  • Reply Frankie Odom January 2, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    I cook my chickens white rice for a treat. They sure love it.

  • Reply Mishka's Mom January 2, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    Your chickens make me smile! ๐Ÿฅฐ

  • Reply S L January 2, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    Oh there's the happy music at the end! Love it, Tessie! Thank you! Oh it's so important to get outside if only for a little while. It does really help and seeing and listening to nature. God gave us these things to enjoy too. Yes we need to take of our furry and feathered friends. They sure do have feelings. Love you, Tessie. Oh, where do you get your oil lamps from?

  • Reply Yvonne Shaub January 2, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    Greetings's been along time since I heard the fraze.. read's definitely a Lancaster County in PA thing๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€..I'm surprised how cheap it is to keep chickens.. they're not really expensive to keep and they give you lots of fresh egg..of course my hubby as you know is still a no go on them๐Ÿ™ can do a recipe showing people how we make our red beet eggs does become a routine but routines are good though because it keeps us stable..end yes Tessie doing things with the right heart is best no since walking around miserable..great video .. blessings to you and your family ๐Ÿ˜‡ ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡ ๐Ÿ˜‡

  • Reply Guy Kenniker January 2, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    Another youtuber near new york said his chickens are still laying

  • Reply Sunday Wolf January 2, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    More singing please Tessie. You have a lovely voice.

  • Reply Debbie Moore January 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Hi Tessie.hope you are having a wonderful your videos.

  • Reply Frizzy Lizzee January 2, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Hi Tessie. I love your little portable washing machine–that's awesome. I had been wondering how you managed to do the laundry when it was really cold. One question, do the clothes actually get dry when it's so cold out? My husband and I love to listen to the birds, too. You are absolutely right. Being grumpy saps the life right out of a person. Thank you for reminding us. Have a great day!

  • Reply Sarah Siskin January 2, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Happy new year! So happy I found your channel recently!

  • Reply Michele Craig January 2, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Isn't there a proverb, do everything without complaining or grumbling, so you can become blameless and pure. Children of God

  • Reply Rhondee Paw January 2, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    Just an idea… maybe you can do a video on the nasty side of frugality…. like the adage "If it's yellow let it mellow.. If it's brown flush it down" a lot of waste of water is lost in constant flushing of the toilets… lol talking about the nasty side is hard to do and to listen to… lol

  • Reply My Sweet Cupcake January 2, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Tessie I need your help please. I got some oil lamps more for ambiance. My larger lamp I changed the oil and wick in. I used Klean Heat. I can still smell it. The little ones I changed the oil but not the wick. They smell worse. I posted a pic in your group under an oil lamp thread. Is my home too air tight? I have a home built in 2003. It is pretty air tight.

  • Reply Amanda Paradis January 2, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    My grandmother was Pennsylvania Dutch and she always said- Attitude is everything so pick a good one!!

  • Reply Barbara Peterson January 2, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    HAPPY NEW YEAR; Thanks for sharing..GOD BLESS!

  • Reply Old hippy homesteaders January 2, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    gramma always said you don't have to do a huge house cleaning just tidy up as if you might have guests..most women have no clue how to survive the way we do I love homesteading

  • Reply norma Trewhella January 2, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Your chickens love you . ๐Ÿ’•

  • Reply Jenny Lynn January 2, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    Are you from PA? Red up! There are so many sayings that I never knew was a PA thing until I moved out west and people didn't know what I was talking about.

  • Reply Sara Jane January 2, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    I like your little pink scarf you wear in your hair so cute. Awe your chickens are precious.
    I love your happiness in your videos it makes my day happy.

  • Reply Woottens on the Move January 2, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    I don't think I can be that happy early in the morning. Im not a morning person. ๐Ÿ˜ž That washer we have had it for 3 years. It is the best little washer. We used it while living off grid and now traveling full time.

  • Reply Janet Wilton January 2, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    I am seriously thinking of getting a twin tub washer since our washing machine is on its last leg. Do you use your wash and rinse water to water your gardens? I've been reading about grey water use and as long as toxins are avoided, it is safe for both flower and food gardens. It would save a great deal of water. When I had hens I used to enjoy making them warm mash in the cold months. I must say, my girls stopped laying when it got cold. You are really fortunate that they are still going strong for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Tina Vestal January 2, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    My dad always used the term โ€œred upโ€™, I wish I knew the origin of that ter

  • Reply Super Moosie January 2, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    Hey there Tessie. Hope youโ€™re having a great start of the new decade. โค๏ธ I was just curious to how I can find your Amazon wish list? Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day!

  • Reply Begonia8of9 January 2, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    Good message Tessie! Happy New Year! Putting the eggs in the fridge prolongs their "life"–less evaporation, especially if you don't wash them first (except the ones with poop of them, of course). I had a small flock of red sex-linked birds, and they layed right through the winter when young. I think it is because they are bred to be egg-laying machines. I liked my Dominiques because they lived longer and layed longer, which was OK for us because we just wanted eggs to eat and manure for the compost pile and gardens. I had some 5-6 year old birds that would still lay intermittently! Also the Dominiques were excellent foragers, which cuts down on feed bills.

  • Reply Toni Lynn Cassidy January 2, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    This is a favourite money saver. Dirty Rice

  • Reply Super Moosie January 2, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    QUESTION: If you suddenly would make more money off of Youtube, so youโ€™d have $1000 more each month, what would you do differently in your life? What would be some thing youโ€™d buy or improve?

  • Reply Susan Taylor January 2, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    I feed mine hot oatmeal to on cold days to it's good for them I put mine in the fridge to but mine aren't laying but a few a day this winter

  • Reply Susan Taylor January 2, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Yep that's a great idea for expired oats

  • Reply Susan Taylor January 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    I give them a little feed to on the side they love oats

  • Reply Susan Taylor January 2, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    Wete can I get a little washer like that

  • Reply Jane Fleet January 2, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    I love your upbeat positive attitude. I have a question, is your name really Tess? My Mom's name was Theresa however my Dad gave her the nickname Tess and most knew her by Tess. I used to have a washer like that, it really did a wonderful job and would spin them out so well they dried in no time.

  • Reply Susan Taylor January 2, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Amen I learned that the hard way

  • Reply MarieMoorePgh January 2, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    We always โ€œred up โ€œ here too.

  • Reply Tina Lippert January 2, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TESSIEโค๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ

  • Reply Debbie Gallagher January 2, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    Thank you Tessie. I love spending time with while doing my chores ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Reply The Witch of White Tail Hollow January 2, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    I will be doing the same thing too, at the Hollow. I bought acreage and have just recently moved a double wide to it. The double wide needs repairs, so it should be finished when I retire. I think your chickens keep laying because they feel loved.

  • Reply Myraisins1 January 2, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Hi. Do your chickens have a heater for the cold? How does that work? Thanks!

  • Reply Selita Gail Swipes January 2, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    I just found you on Youtube and really enjoy watching your videos. I especially like that you brought an unlivable mobile home back to become the home you love. Do you have pictures of the before?

  • Reply Dianne_M_ Kartes January 2, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    HOW DO you HEAT your home and is it expensive ?

  • Reply Karen Hauser January 2, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    I think youโ€™re sweet! God Bless ๐Ÿ˜˜

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  • Reply Bonnie Ritchey January 2, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    One chicken being cautious. What is her name ? Be blessed

  • Reply Dana Harris January 2, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    I love living a frugal life. You have me encouraged me so much. Iโ€™ve learned to much from you about life and making an abundant life. I donโ€™t know what I would do without you,,:

  • Reply Andrea Mills January 2, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    I don't know how you can hang clothes out in the winter. When I had to hang out clothes in the winter I had a indoor line in the living room to dry my clothes quickly near our wood stove. I never had them dry outside in the cold months. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ”

  • Reply Rosa King January 2, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    Tessie this video was so inspiring for me. โค๏ธ

  • Reply Diana LovesJesus January 3, 2020 at 12:09 am

    I love how you have the daily bread right by the sink. I have one of those also. <3

  • Reply nativerose nativerose January 3, 2020 at 12:29 am

    Ya know there is nothing better then farm fresh eggs. I used to raise chickens for many yrs. Hate the cold storage eggs from the store. Tess there is nothing wrong with the way you live. You stay alot stress free which causes many illnesses. Plus by the work you do is awesome exercise. Been there and yes still do for the most part. You're a awesome lady and so sweet.

  • Reply Striving For The Simple Life January 3, 2020 at 12:29 am

    How do you post videos when you're sick? I've been sick and am having a hard time coming up with the energy to make videos. Thank you for the idea of giving the chickens oatmeal. I'll have to try that with mine. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Reply Ms Gazelle January 3, 2020 at 12:29 am

    I live furgal now because im forced too , but i love it its never boring

  • Reply Carol Babb January 3, 2020 at 12:30 am

    I get a thrill when you wear the scarf I made. Have not made many things over the past few years. Now we know why your chickens are so happily still laying eggs–warm oatmeal!! Who knew?

  • Reply Glenda Byford January 3, 2020 at 12:35 am

    Do everything with a joyful heart!!!

  • Reply marie charbonneau January 3, 2020 at 12:56 am

    Hi Tessie-I am a new subscriber and I very much enjoy your channel.You are wise beyond your years,I appreciate your back to basic approach.You are renewing my faith in humanity!Thank you!!

  • Reply jay lee January 3, 2020 at 1:05 am

    I love your cheerful, positive attitude! I hope this new year is the best one ever for you and your family. God bless you!

  • Reply Lesley KISS America Farm January 3, 2020 at 1:10 am

    Do all things without arguing or complaining. So difficult to do, but it's constantly in the back of my mind. The work still has to be done. โ˜บ๏ธ

  • Reply Tasha Thames January 3, 2020 at 1:43 am

    Your clothes line is amazing! I have not seen one like your up close before. We had the T pole kind when I was growing up. I must do some research to figure out how it works. Thanks for sharing your day with us.

  • Reply Sandra Craine January 3, 2020 at 2:43 am

    Once again I enjoyed your bubbly personality and your diligent homesteading. Love you Sister in Christ.

  • Reply sherry1674w January 3, 2020 at 3:29 am

    Hi, yes, all Animals have many feelings. They also have 'souls' and are God's creations and gift to the world. God bless you and your hubby and your life style. Sherry ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply sherry1674w January 3, 2020 at 3:31 am

    love the sound of the birds…lovely…thanks for letting us hear them by being quite…thanks for that.

  • Reply Dianna Brianne Fairchild January 3, 2020 at 4:21 am

    Love your channel. Just recently discovered it….Thank You…Happy New Year…

  • Reply Dianna Brianne Fairchild January 3, 2020 at 4:23 am

    I like how you say "red up" because that is how I say it….I have not heard that in awhile…I think you have the same accent I do. I say "Tar" for tire. "far for fire"…and so forth…

  • Reply Cathy Mckean January 3, 2020 at 4:47 am

    I have a little washer and itโ€™s outside too! I agree itโ€™s important to have a cheerful attitude!

  • Reply Mary Lee January 3, 2020 at 4:47 am

    I'd worry about the glyphosate in the oatmeal if it's not organic.

  • Reply Mouse 1960 January 3, 2020 at 4:53 am

    A positive attitude is a good thing. Iโ€™m glad you have one!!!!!

  • Reply Zcarlover January 3, 2020 at 6:36 am

    Doesnโ€™t the water in the hose freeze? For that matter, how do you dry clothes in the winter? Why canโ€™t you move the washer indoors and pull the hose inside?

  • Reply Ash. โ“‹ January 3, 2020 at 10:49 am

    The clothes wonโ€™t freeze?

    My sil should give her chickens oatmeal. I would if we still had chickens ๐Ÿ“ but they got eaten by the bear ๐Ÿป

  • Reply mollys mayhen January 3, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    There is something incredibly bizarre about this video ๐Ÿคฃ all love tho โค

  • Reply Tressa's Southern Home Cooking January 3, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Tessie you are so right and I needed to hear this today! Thank you so much for the positive message. You are and have been one of my very favorite people. Your videos always make me think more clearly about my own life and you always bring smiles to my heart. Love from Louisiana——-Tressa Daigle Happy New Year to you and your family!

  • Reply Terra Ranch January 3, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    Being happy instead of grumpy is the recipe for a happier life. Hugs Sisโค๏ธ

  • Reply Dee Dee Harders January 3, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    I have recently found you in December of 2019. I thank you for sharing so much of your life and story. You have a sweet soul. I have a question. I am looking to decrease my electric bill. What kind of oil do you use for the lamps? What is the name of the Lamps? I am such a newbie at trying to figure this out and I truly believe that our Good Lord from above led me to you. I appreciate your help or advice on this. Thank you dear.

  • Reply Crystal Worrall January 3, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    Love this! โค๏ธโค๏ธ Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Kathleen Morgan January 3, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Hey Tessie, I have a question that I bet you might be able to help me with. For a while now when I buy eggs from the grocery store, they don't taste like they used to. Are the chickens that lay store bought eggs being fed with grain that is filled with antibiotics? These store bought eggs taste horrible. What do you think? Is there a brand that you are aware of that does not have that chemical taste?

  • Reply T.T. Love January 3, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    I don't have chickens, BUT I WANT SOME!!! ๐Ÿ”โค I think your chickens keep laying all those eggs because they are happy and loved. I really do.

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