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~

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Excerpts from a Journal Junkie

from the homesteading journal. . .

The goat shed is finally up and ready for winter. It's been painted with primer, but we will now have to wait to paint it after winter.  He's so happy with his new house.


from the handiwork journal . . .



I finished one square baby blanket for the baby due next month (extended family member).  I missed the baby shower when I was sick.
 (rose pink)
I also finished one baby bib.  I just have to sew on the button. 
 

from the family journal . . . 

. . .some kids are in big trouble this morning.  I am crunching something underneath my feet in the kitchen.  I can remember when it used to be legos underneath my bare feet when they were very little kids. Boy those hurt!


from the gratitude journal . . .

Today I am thankful for:

~propane in our tank


~a beautiful sunrise that I was able to view.  In a few minutes after I took the photo, the sky literally turned gray.
~the extra drying racks that my mother gave me.
~slippers to keep my feet warm.
~endless projects to keep my mind busy.
~God's Love.
~the heating pad that is helping my sore ear.
~more cut firewood.
~friends.
~socks.


 

4 comments:

dr momi said...

wow you are a journal junkie LOL. But I enjoyed it :-) The blanket and bib are beautiful...love the color of the bib.

Candy C. said...

YAY for the goat house!!
The baby items turned out very nice, I'm sure they will be appreciated!
Hmmm...I don't have children, just a husband, and I'm constantly crunching as I walk across the kitchen floor! LOL!!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Pretty hand work~ love the bib.

Nice goat house. I'm contemplating a goat. Right now, I'm just enjoying getting used to having chickens!

love your simple journal.

Pat

Mooberry Farmwife said...

Love that cute crocheted bib, Kristina! Nice photos. :)