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 a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

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

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Blog posts slowing down

It’s that time of the year when my blog posts begin to slow down a bit.   I am already into the busy season of gardening, herb gardening, planting fruit trees, and repairing.

Today, although the rain is holding back, we are to expect even more.  This is putting a hold on getting the rest of our garden planted. 

In the mean time, I spend most days clearing out and splitting up my herb gardens.  Today, I have 2 buckets full for free green onion, sitting alongside the road.  

It is so nice to step outside, snip green onion or whatever I prefer, and added it to a delicious salad for lunch.  It’s also nice to sit on the porch and enjoy eating it.  I did share my tuna with one of the barn cats today.  He was purring, so  I just couldn’t resist.

Thunderstorms are 40% chance right now, and I sure hope they hold off.  I’ve been getting quite a lot finished in my herbs, and replanting them in other areas.  My lemon verbena has spread, along with my oregano.  And yet I have several more herbs to plant from seed.

My husband's health insurance has now required us to participate in an on-line program.  We log in exercise, weight loss/gain, and take part in a walk challenge.  Today, I started wearing a small gadget to track my miles of gardening, housework, and just plain walking through the house.  It will be interesting to see what it reads after I've used it for a full day.  The programs also take quite a bit of my time logging in and reading materials, as well as tracking my progress.  It's definitely a time stealer having to do all. However, if we don't, our co-pay and deductibles will go up in cost.  Could this be another control issue by the government? 

.....back to the garden.


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