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~

Monday, July 4, 2011

Excerts from a Journal Junkie

from the homesteader's journal . . . 

  Finally got the septic cap made for the distribution connection

from the garden journal . . .

  picked a handful of strawberries, a basket full of peas, a bit of swiss chard, two green peppers, and a ton of lettuce.  Runner beans are doing well also.   Cut more Lemon Balm for drying too.

from the crafting journal . . .
  still working on one last hope chest blanket, starting to crochet hand towels.

from the gratitude journal . . .

   ~Today I am Thankful for~
* water
*my camera
*God's Mercy and Grace
*wild black raspberries on the property
*my covered porch 
*ice (phew!  needing it  a lot these last few hot days)
*the watering hose (the first year here we had no outside water spigot, so we filled jugs of water and hauled it to the garden all summer)

Share what you are grateful for today.   


Candy C. said...

The family and friends who will be joining us today for the 4th!

Kristina said...

Thanks for sharing Candy.