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~

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Baking Biscuits

I know I'm definitely a Pioneer Woman as Heart today.  I woke up early, donned my Farmgirl apron, and whipped up homemade biscuits and gravy.  It just felt natural.  I haven't made them in years.  I am sure the fact that the kids are out of school makes a difference in my morning patience.

Now that I am getting back into baking our breads myself, it feels pretty good.  I love to bake, and the weather is much better today. 

The farm repairs continue.  Today it's a water spigot.  When we bought this farm house, it did not have any outside water spigots on it.  My husband installed one, but it had a 1/2 turn plastic handle.  Unfortunately, someone who was helping us with the septic last year, cranked on it too hard, breaking it.  

During the last week, when I needed to water the garden, it would not shut off.  Even if we shut off the valves under the sink.  I had to keep turning off the well, and back on when needed.  Otherwise we'd be paying a high electric bill and lose a lot of water from the well.  

The rain we received yesterday was a huge blessing.  I was able to complete many indoor projects, including a recycled craft.  I hope to submit it to a magazine next week.  

I was also able to make a few more garden markers.

These are fun to make, and we add new ones each year.  These are made by using cut pieces of wire hangers and pushed through two holes at the top.  These slide easily in to the ground, and are reused year after year.


Candy C. said...

Nice looking biscuits! You guys are so lucky to have received some rain! We haven't had any in several months!

Bren said...

can you share your biscut recipe please???? =)

Kristina said...

Yes, I would love to share the recipe. I post it later. :)

nancypo said...

I made your bisquits yesterday (fast and easy), and WOW, they were the best I ever made! Flaky and tender, excellent. I have tried a few various recipes over the years, but this was hands down the best. I think the buttermilk really did it, personally :) Great blog! I'll share with my kids!