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Monday, April 20, 2009

The Red Flannel

Back when we first started homesteading, we had so many ideas as stated before in previous posts and of course in the introduction. One of those were to buy only used items where we were able to. Of course clothing is super easy to buy second hand so we began frequenting resale shops often. On our visits to these shops I would try with little avail to get Pat to buy things I thought he might need; work pants, work boots, shirts and flannels. After much convincing, over many days and many stores, he picked a few things, one of which is his red flannel. He said "oh I really don't need it, but whatever it's only a couple bucks, I guess we'll get it". you can see in the photos on our blog, the red flannel has become a True North beacon! Pat has definitely taken to heart my re-use and re-wear polices. We love the red flannel!


  1. Flannel is a trip down memory lane for me. We don't need it here in FL!

    I'm enjoying the tales from your journey.

  2. Thanks for the kind words...we use to visit FL often, love it down there!