Mobile Home Living the Smartest Thing I HAVE ever done !

Mobile Home Living  the Smartest Thing I HAVE ever done !

got some of these and they’re little
straw mats they’re supposed to keep the nesting boxes really warm and it’s also
supposed to keep them fresh I was able to get this online flock fresh and it
also has some straw in it so now let’s get the chicken house all cleaned up
because obviously they’re using those nesting boxes that I made so let’s get
everything cleaned up and get things just perfect for them hey I’m making a
meal that cost me $1 for the whole meal I got some of this ham once again at the
food pantry throw away I don’t know what it is it’s end pieces it looks to me
like it could have been Canadian bacon I don’t know but it’s really good I have
my own green beans from my garden so we’re gonna have ham green beans and
potatoes and the only thing it’s gonna cost me is $0.99 and that is for the
beef broth I could use chicken broth and have it totally free but I wanted to use
some beef broth as you see I get potatoes and these are potatoes that
we’re going to be thrown away so they donated them to this Community Food Bank
that people can come no matter what your income level is it’s food that was going
to be thrown away so I’m going to need the skins on these potatoes but I am
gonna cut some parts off the potatoes are not very nice but hey
they’re perfect for me I’ll take them any day now I did pre
wash these potatoes one thing about the crock-pot is you can make a meal in a
matter of minutes and it just has to cook all day long one thing about having
a crock-pot is you don’t really have to watch your food you can just put it in
and let it go all day here’s a green spot you don’t ever want to eat anything
green on a potato that can actually make you sick if you eat enough of it now I’m
putting a lot of potatoes in here because that’s gonna be the main part of
this meal because it’s not much him and this is how I’m able to stretch my food
I realize there’s a lot of people who have the resources that I do but there’s
a lot of people who had never heard of this and so what I get is in our County
which is a large County at the end of the month all of the food that was left
in the food pantries that was expired or just about ready to spoil a truck comes
and picks up that food and the truck then comes to one central location
that’s for anybody who wants it it’s not an income-based thing we can come and we
can pick through it and see if there’s anything that we would like to have
before the farmer comes and takes the food the truck that comes to pick up
this stuff is actually a Mennonite farmer who saw all of the food waste and
decided he wanted to do something about it he wanted to make a difference with
this food waste and so he opened it up to the general public like me who we can
go and we can take what we like now a lot of people don’t come to these
because a lot of people don’t want to get food that looks like it’s beyond its
best date by but I tell you one thing it’s been a
to me and when I need their still probably a third of a tractor-trailer
left and that goes then to the farmer sometimes there’s not much of a meth and
other times there’s a lot of food left now we’re going to use some of my
dehydrated onions to finish this meal I keep my dehydrated onions in a bag like
this and now we’re just gonna go ahead and sprinkle the dehydrated onions and a
little bit of celery using dried goods really helps extend your food also when
you’re cooking it in a crock pot like this it doesn’t matter because it’s
gonna all just disintegrate and just have a really good it’s gonna give you
the flavor that you need of having an onion so I’m actually gonna finish this
up because there’s only a little bit of this left my friends it’s all of this
food with $1 because I had to buy the beef broth now we’re gonna put this in
the crock-pot and it’s gonna take about six hours on medium and now we have a
meal and now I can go about the rest of my day and you shouldn’t your honor
outside because it’s so much easier to heat this for some projects that I’m
working on I have some water heated inside the house that’s for my dishes
but I’m gonna heat this big container I’m gonna heat this big kettle of water
up so I have it for the rest of the day and this will stay hot for me for lunch
and supper and all all throughout the day which I love heating the water at
the fire it really just helps and this also is teaching you that if you ever
would be in a downgrade situation and you do live partly in the country how
you can heat your water so this is how you would heat your water you would
gather sticks and gather things that you find outside you make yourself a
makeshift little stove and this is how you heat your water I like sharing with
you alternative ways of doing things so that way if life ever came to the point
where you needed to know how to do this you can remember this is how
you do it right while the water heats up and then
laundry is finished I’m gonna go inside and I’m gonna do a little more work then
we’ll come back out we’ll see how the water is going in and I’ll hang up the
wash all in a day my friend all in a day all right we got the fire going really
good you will be surprised how fast I can boil this water and it doesn’t take
many sticks at all it’s quite amazing so this is the most efficient way to boil
your water because you’re not using any resources other than sticks that I find
up in all of my trees so these are sticks that fallen so this was free of
heating of your water and so this is really something that a lot of people
know how to do but a lot of people don’t it’s so simple and fundamental water
shelter and fire I bet you’re wondering by now how in the world do I have time
for YouTube well I try to have all of my housework done by 12 o’clock so twelve
o’clock I have my housework done then I have from 12:00 to 8:00 it’s when I do
my YouTube I answer my questions I give the comments this is how I have my life
set up I always go to bed really early but I’m always up really early so I go
to bed early and I get up early so while this looks like a lot of work honestly
you can get things done so quick if you have your whole life streamlined and you
know what you’re doing I’ve done this for so many years now it’s become second
nature to me but by noon I always try to have my household work done my housework
comes first so my housework always comes first and after that is when I work on
YouTube you know if I had children at home it would be a lot harder but
because my children are all married and they have lives of their own I get to
spend every week with my children and otters live only a few miles from me and
my son lives a little further since he got married but I get to spend so much
time with my family but during the day like this is when I do my work
and as you know I’m having my Christmas over the weekend so yes baby all right
so I love this washtub it’s been a real blessing to me and we’re gonna hang up
some wash now soon my waters boiled soon the laundry’s done
come come any all of you then I have to edit this video then I have to upload
the video oh by the time you see it it’s always 24 hours later so when you’re
watching your video the video I taped was 24 hours before that’s how I can put
up a video every single day I find it so interesting a lot of people when it gets
towards 5 and 6 and 7 o’clock at night they’re ready to go out in town and go
out to eat I’m getting ready for bed whoo we’ve always been this way tonight everybody sleep tight don’t let
the bedbugs bite there’s nobody out it’s a beautiful
evening I know I’m kind of strange I know but I love the evenings and I love
the early mornings just think it’s very peaceful and I really love it when it
snows ah it’s so quiet and peaceful when we have
a snow


  • I love " bits and bobs" stew like that! A good meal for a rainy night like it is here in South Carolina. See you tomorrow Tessie!

  • ๐Ÿ‘ i use to have chickens. Love watching them.

  • Very Nice

  • Always watch your videos before bed. There so relaxing. I can't sleep at night so I'm always up late! I miss the beautiful mornings! That dinner looks delish. I go to a food pantry every month and get a lot of helpful food! Helps save money! Love your videos! Can I ask how old you are? You look so young to have kids moved out already! Love from Minnesota!

  • Late to the party tonight. God bless, dearheart.

  • Henrietta is shy again love her

  • Charlie De la cruz

    I need a crock pot ๐Ÿ˜€as always your the greatest God Bless and good night โคโคโคโค

  • You always seem to amaze me Mrs. Tessie, you take such good care of your family, home and chickens.

  • Ever heard of Edible Landscaping? I think it's a book, but using space to grow is good. Do you grow or intend to grow?
    I like that Mennonite farmer! You can make some tater chips out of them. Cowboy Kent's YouTube he just did. Cut an eye out of a tater and grow em.

  • You talk similiar to how Lizzy e talks I Lizzies Answer. I don't know how to describe it, but you talk very similiar.

  • thank you for sharing Tessie. You are such an inspiration

  • You have got me started on soups …i put all leftovers in with some beef broth was so good

  • In the south green beans are a BIG thing! They take fresh green beans with pork fat or bacon and potatoes and cook for days. The beans turn grey and people love them. Being from PA I want my green beans to be green! Everyone likes different things.

  • WB Life's Journey

    How did your Crock-Pot meal turn out? It sounded delicious as I watched you cut the potatoes & tell us about the food waste that's so prevalent in our nation. I'm happy you have access to this food. For those if us who don't, I want to share a site that offers organic food for about 40% off the retail price. I want to make sure I'm not breaking any rules. I'll wait until I have the "go-ahead" from you.
    Blessings, dear Tessie!

  • I thought a man sent you a dishwasher machine, black, that you had on your kitchen counter. what happened to that?

  • Good Morning Tessie, Sisters, Brothers, and Friends:) Have a wonderful blessed Saturday filled with Gods Joy and happiness:) Enjoy the weekend a time to kick back and relax spend time with family and friends:) God Bless you:) Love you all:)

  • Thank you, Tessie, for the very peaceful video. I should use my crockpot this weekend. ๐Ÿ˜€ I'd love to have a fire pit but the spouse would have a cow about ruining the precious lawn. Don't like the grass here. Your foot sinks in about 3". ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Have a Happy weekend. ๐Ÿ’œ

  • Enjoy your Christmas! We are having our Christmas this weekend too. I absolutely love your channel. It is such a blessing โ™ฅ๏ธ

  • Stores are SELLING GREEN POTATOES & you CAN'T TELL CUZ they got DIRT ON UM in the BAG !!! I think it's pretty Crappy that they can SCAM the Consumers that way !!!

  • PS.. thought ya got a NEW Crock-Pot from a subscriber not long ago !?! Maybe was someone else..LOOKS DELISH

  • Bless You! I've just found your YouTube blog. I'm trying to catch-up from the beginning of your journey. – I too have limited resourses, and find inspiration from your message ๐Ÿ‘

  • Mary Sommerville

    That meal looks so good you made me so hungry haha! I have been playing your playlist and so enjoying your videos.

  • yuck I hate snow and cold

  • homesteader downunder Australia.

    It's great that you hubby eat your great cooking, my hubby wouldn,t eat it has so fussy my hubby. Looking like a yummy meal.thank you for shering your video from Michelle Australia we Don,t have any water on our land dew to the drought.

  • Tfs. Great video my friend.

  • I'm down by 7pm and up around 2 love my quiet peaceful mornings and in nicer weather listening to the beautiful songs from the birds

  • Hi Tessie. Youโ€™re incredible. All that before noon!! Your dinner looks delicious. Have a great day n thanks for all you do love your channel n you. God bless you n your family n your adorable chickens ๐Ÿ“. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™

  • Hi Tessie, I'm wondering what times you sleep and rise to feel well rested and get everything done?

  • Early to bed and early to rise, makes you healthy , wealthy and wise! Tessie, you are the living proof of this saying.Thank you for all your great tips!

  • Marjorie Michelle Eslinger

    Tessie when it get dusk there. Does ur chickens go in to roost by them self?

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Diane <><

  • SueKearney TheDystonicDancingDiva

    Yum, I love 'taters and green beans cooked with ham! Sometimes I toss in a couple carrots too. ๐Ÿ’–

  • Love the outdoor fire Tessie! I remember my grandmother cooking her apple butter outside in a big โ€˜ole pot. She would also heat water for laundry…she washed her clothes and so did my family, in a double barrel ringer washing machine, she used it out on her porch, but our familyโ€™s washing was done in a little building out from our house called a wash house.

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  • Enjoy your Christmas. Can I ask why you cerebrate Christmas now

  • Thank you for your hard work . You are a true blessing and inspiring me and many other people .Have a wonderful time with the family.

  • They dont do anything like that at our area. They just give extra at the agape center fot those who qualify. Love your crock pot dish.

  • Kristie Thompson

    Tessie going to the food pantry is a good thing. Love potatoes and green beans and ham comfort food. Have a good weekend

  • Just a question. Do you guys ever go frog gigging. Fr o g legs a so good fryed. Free if you have a pond. They charge a firtune fot this in resturants now. It helped feed ys kud along w ith quale and squrel.

  • Oh my goodness Tessie! Thank you for the crock pot idea. You just taught me how to cook my chicken and vegetables today. I do not have a working oven and run out of ideas cooking only on a stovetop. Thank you!

  • My grandma says often โ€œearly to bed, early to rise , makes one healthy, wealthy and wiseโ€. โค๏ธ

  • throw in garlic, other spices sooooo delicious

  • Hi Tessie! โ˜บ Tyfs! I'm Happy that your chickens are Happy. When my chickens are Happy, I'm Happy. I'm Happy knowing that YOU are Happy because your chickens are Happy! Happy Saturday! ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ˜ฝ

  • P.S. Are those nesting pads made with straw or wood?

  • I wanted to see how you did the chicken house, but it cut away to you cooking.

  • Hi Tessie, My husband and I adopted a special needs child with a cleft lip and palate from China 4 years ago. She is a blessing to us. Because she had the cleft lip and palate she has undergone 9 surgeries with many more to go. It has also severely impacted her speech. Sometimes it is hard as her parents to watch all she has to endure. For example this past surgery she was in ICU for 3 days on morphine in tremendous pain…then 4 weeks of a liquid only diet. She is now in kindergarten. My husband and I work full time. She goes to outside speech therapy as well as getting it in school. It has gotten better but it is still hard for others to understand what she is saying. I love watching your videos. Your positive attitude and spirit make me smile and motivate me to be the best I can be for my family. You have found your calling on this platform! I am so proud to watch you!

  • Thanks for the information about the green on potatoes, you taught me something.

  • Yea tessie I like your videos very much yea we are in bed by 7 some times 8 my husband up at 4

  • Estefanรญa Martรญnez

    love your channel

  • You are a blessing too all who watch. Real life early too bed early too rise makes a person healthy ,wealthy and wise.

  • I go to bed early too. I spend the early morning hours studying the Bible then I do housework. The early morning has always been my favorite time of day.

  • Tessie, your meal looks so good. Are you still using your electric water kettle? I bought two and love them. I use them for tea, hot cocoa, and to make ice tea. Have a blessed Saturday!!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–xxx

  • I love you little chicken that always takes her time. She stands behind and let's the others go ahead of her. She is very sweet!

  • Patricia Randolph

    Greetings from Missouri! Cold and gray day here today. Snuggled down with hot tea and my daily dose of Tessie! Love your videos, I always learn something. You are so genuine, I wish I lived near you so we could visit. Have a wonderful day with lots of blessings!

  • Hi Tessie, thank you for such a lovely video. I believe a good life = early to bed early to rise. Now to be honest I donโ€™t always do it but it would be a rare thing to be up bast 10.30pm !! Your chickens look very happy and contented and why not ! Theyโ€™re very loved by Tessie. Thank you again, a big hug from me xKaren

  • Happy new year sweet lady!!

  • Tessie I am feeling so grateful. I went to the local food pantry today and got fresh vegetables and fruits, even a rotisserie chicken. My first time! Thank you so much. I am fixin to make an apple crisp and vegetable soup. You are an angel!

  • Mama's Little Lambs

    Those are really awesome thank you for sharing love the chickens

  • Hi Tessie, I think cream of celery soup would be good in your crockpot meal. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ’•

  • Tessie, where did you get our outdoor grill? I have seen these at parks in my area but I would love to have one at home like this one.

  • You're kind of awesome, Tessie. Have a blessed day.

  • Enjoyed take care!!!!

  • The early mornings are my favourite…. so quiet … I love listening to the birds at dawn ๐Ÿ˜Š. Your chickens look so cosy in their roost, bless them x

  • Hi Tessie I've came by your channel here to hit the sub I learned something new I think ur great in what ur doing wish you a great year โค also I'm here to ask if you can make a discord

  • You dony know how appreciated you are and how much it means to be able to visit with you daily. Daily videos are alot of work. You are so sweet to do that. I see YouTubers say how they struggle to get out 1 a week. I think to myself what a hard-working friend you are and I appreciate you even more. Dinner looks delightful. Yummy! You have a great system. I miss so much.

  • I thought you got a new crock pot!

  • 32 K and climbing! Congrats Tessie! Yah!๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“

  • I don't like being out past dark so in the winter that is early and in the summer that can be late. lol It looks cold there.

  • FYI

    If you store your potatoes in the fridge or somewhere cold like a basement the potatoes last longer!

  • You make my dayโค๏ธ

  • Think thatโ€™s wonderful, make use of all food,donโ€™t waste..we used to eat this growing up!

  • Tessie the length of your videos is perfect! Just the right amount of time to get a snapshot but not too long that we give up watching. Great job!

  • Oh my god your the first person I know who knows this recipe ham with green beans and potatoes my mom showed me that when she was alive I make that every Christmas people look at me like I'm cuckoo lol. We love it

  • Tessie a suggestion about your broth – I have a few stores close by that carry soup base – Chicken, beef and ham โ€” you mix the powder 1 tsp to a cup of water โ€”- that way I can make soup anytime without the boxes of stock – will need to double check but I think it would be even cheaper then the .99 a box

  • I love to ride before the family here to have a few moments to yourself. Thank you for sharing! Your meal looks yummy! โค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

  • What does your husband do for a living?…Why doesn't he help you?

  • We are like you. We go to bed early and get up early. We both work a job outside of the home, but then I come home and try to cook and clean. My husband had a side business to work at. Thanks for the videos!

  • When I was working, I had to be at work 4am, so I would go to bed by 7:30pm! I like early mornings,itโ€™s so peaceful ๐Ÿ’•

  • Iโ€™m with you Tessie! Iโ€™m getting ready for bed when 7 pm rolls around. I guess my age has caught up to me lol

  • I really love the mornings and evenings too! My favorite is sunset during the fall ๐Ÿ I got an an amazing haul this Friday at the food Bank. I got about $300 worth of meat enough to fill my big freezer back up! Usually we get a lot of chicken but this time we had lots of beef, pork, and veal. I got 2 boxes of 12 each of one pound packs of grass fed organic ground beef! Tons of pork and several pounds of veal even. Now I'm forced to hurry up and can this week because I still have two turkeys saved up as well and I need room to take everything I can before next week. It's amazing for food storage but the hardest part is doing all of the work preserving this abundance. I wish I was 20 years younger and had an extra 12 hours a day๐Ÿ˜‹ My husband gets up at 4 am to go to work so I always start my day then even when he's off work. My goal is to also be done by noon but I have too much work to accomplish before we move. I want to have a year's worth of food put back before we move because I'm afraid it won't be so abundant where we are going so I need to take advantage of my blessings now while God is pouring them out to me.

  • QUESTION???? I was, recently, watching a video of another You Tube creator. She was cooking in a slow cooker instead of a crock pot. She feels it is the better way to go. She said things don't dry out in the slow cooker like in a crock pot. Does anyone here use a slow cooker? I am not doubting the other creators word. She is a great cook and very knowledgeable about cooking. Just wondering about experiences here. Thank you!

  • Great video. The meal looks delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹. Have a blessed day ๐Ÿ™

  • Because of you I started my own channel thank you for showing the real life of many people.

  • Just crossed you today ,,,and love it thank you

  • ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜

  • nativerose nativerose

    Yummmmm what time is dinner? Im on my wayโœˆ

  • When my daughter was working at a big grocery store a few years ago, farmers would come by once a week and pick up the left over produce to give as food to their animals.

  • Do you know why the potatoes turn green?

  • I love watching you do your work. I am a home body and love doing household chores. I guess I should have been born in another generation. I really am more a 1950_1960's kind of mom and homemaker. Blessings. No you are not strange….I get it! I have an upper deck on our home and love to step out in the night and breathe the night air and look at sky and think to God. I am in bed at 9:30 at the LATEST! Me too. Up at 5:30 for school routine. On weekends or vacations I might be in bed until 6:30 but I'm in the habit of early rising!

  • Watching you reminds me of my girl scout days โ˜บ๏ธ

  • Katherine McGarry

    I really cherish my early morning peacefulness too <3

  • You are so blessed to have access to that food truck. I enjoyed that video. New Sub.

  • Deshanna Kirkland

    Thanks for sharing

  • Learned these things during my Brownie and Girl Guide days, thank goodness for that experience!

  • You have married kids?! Holy cow. You look so young yourself. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • what kinds of Christmas gifts do you buy for your family

  • Hi Tessie.hope you are having a wonderful day.

  • OK, Tessie, you are not strange to me! I enjoy the quiet morning and evening. I like to put my jammies on early like 5 or 6pm when its cold out. I don't like being out too much at night. It snowed here last night in upstate NY. So pretty!

  • Just sharing, love my slow cooker but when the power goes down I use a thermal cooker. Heat your dish to boil then let it finish cooking using its own retained heat.

  • i am a night owl, always have been. but it USED to be at night i had the world to myself. the stores were empty & the streets. I loved having a bonfire with the moon out! peaceful & beautiful.
    then the METH epidemic hit…now if you are out after 10pm, you see people wandering the streets talking to themselves, stores full of high parents & screaming kids & cars weaving in & out of traffic w/loud thumping music!
    drugs have RUINED the nighttime for us nightowls!!

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