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.
"Eat it up, Wear it out, Make it do, Or go without." ~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Monday, September 14, 2015
Random Tidbits ~ German Potato Salad
My ladies have been slacking in the egg production department lately. Considering the amount of feathers out in the run, I'm guessing they are molting.
The weather is now cooling down at night, but the forecast for the end of the week is in the upper 80's again.
I'm so glad I got my garlic planted this past weekend. One more thing off my list.
Wood splitting has resumed. Thank goodness.
I was getting worried. Although the dead trees are still standing (patience is a difficult thing). We need about six more good Saturdays to finish it up.
wasn't fun, but it had to be done - all the rotten potatoes from over
100 plants are dug up. What you see in the buckets came from about 9 or
10 plants. I'm still dreaming of my future root cellar on a good
garden year (....patience).
Just after I locked up my chickens one night, this hawk came in with a low swoop over the chicken run, then perched in front of the house. It also flew into the big barn. We've seen vultures fly in that barn too.....barn has to go, and soon (patience).
I made some delicious homemade pumpkin muffins using my home canned applesauce (no oil). Yum. Perfect for this time of year.
I dead-headed the other day, and kept more zinnia seeds. I ended up cutting some that were not dead yet, and as you see the birds are helping themselves. I cut some of my largest ones before the seeds were all gone. The biggest blooms are about 4 inches wide.