One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and slower paced life.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Friday, October 24, 2014


Sparta and the ladies enjoyed a long day outdoors yesterday.  The sun was shining and it was just perfectly cozy.  No dreary skies or fall cold drizzle.  

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Leaves are falling

It was pretty cold yesterday.  However, we are not heating just yet here.  I like how the leaves on the ground make a dark day bright.  I could not rake them up just yet.  These will eventually go on the garden (unless a big wind whips them away before then).

See that pot of geraniums?  I have two actually. Mid summer when my original plants died, I bought them at the grocery store, half dead and for pennies.  They are still blooming, while the hostas are turning for the fall season.

I was successful in drying an entire.....

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Rat, thief, molting? Or just too cold?

We seem to have a situation in the chicken coop.  On October 21st of 2013, this is what we got from the coop:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Random Tidbits ~ Cranberry Apple Squares

The trees are now turning on our property.  This is a sign that I look for in terms of how much time I have to get winter prep done.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Puttin' Up Wood

Yesterday Hubby and I split wood, while two of the girls hauled and stacked.  This time I think I came inside with saw dust in my ears, in my hair and up my nose.  I think I smelled wood all night long, ha ha!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Work Day ~ Visiting Family

I think I have blogger's block today.  However, I feel that not blogging would be a disservice to my readers.  I have no pictures to share either.  Sigh.  Could it be that I am simply getting boring?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Friday Reflections ~ Saturday's Sunrise

We had a beautiful sunrise this morning.  It's a bit chilly, but peaceful and quiet outside.  Sparta (Rooster) must be cold this morning, as I didn't hear much of his crow this morning.