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~

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Excerpts from a Journal Junkie

from the craft journal . . .
     taught myself to knit, and taught two of the girls.  Worked more in my "possibilities" journal, and finished a DIY craft article.

from the garden journal . . .
     beets and swiss chard seeds have sprouted.  I can't believe the size of my heirloom runner beans.  I can't wait to see them blossom.

from the homestead journal . . .
    the new chickens are still not getting along with the reds.  They mind their own business while free ranging, but fight in the coop at night.   Orion's horn is growing in downwards, and we may have to de-horn him.  
   taught the younger two girls how to make homemade biscuits, and each made their own.
   made a batch of homemade tick repellant for the dogs.

from the gratitude journal . . .
   ~today I am thankful for the cooler weather
   ~today I am thankful I bought knitting needles a few years at a cheap price
   ~today I am thankful for my bike
   ~today I am thankful the bountiful lettuce in the garden

from the exercise journal . . . 
   rode two bike rides yesterday, totaling about 12-13 miles, rode another 4 this morning.