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~

Thursday, November 30, 2017

This and That ~ Randomness

Someone, I'm not saying who, forgot to stoke the fire last night.  I got the chance to clean the ashes and restart it early this morning.  It's not too bad out - high of 50°F today with some rain in the late morning.  Lows are down to 20's.  Forecasts have predicted possible snow, but so far zero.  Towels dried great outside yesterday.  I wanted to get a dose of sunshine, and those stinkin' hunters were out back all day long.  Grr.  Either they have really bad aim, or they are shooting several herds of deer.  I'm guessing bad aim.

We are warned by the news about deer disease again.  It was a problem last year too.  I'm not sure I'd want to be eating one around here.

My jar of calendula oil and four thieves vinegar were ready to be strained.  Now I can use both.   Actually, I'm the first to try the vinegar.  I have a slight sore throat, and slightly swollen lymph nodes.  Two Tbsp. already went down the hatch.  It tastes like garlic.  I'll also be drinking hot ginger tea this afternoon.

I also got my chickweed tincture property bottled (amber bottle with a dropper) and labeled.

I need two more oils made, but those are going on the "after the craft show" to-do list.

Boot cuffs are getting made now.  I have two styles (two colors) so far, but I'm collecting free patterns for next year's Farmer's Market and winter shows.

I got my "door prize" finished for the craft show as well.  Red mug, with red/white and blue cozy and coaster.  One lucky person will receive this.  Each vendor is asked to donate one at a value of $15.00. 

I'm still plugging away at the 4th scarf.  I have been crocheting like a mad woman and forgot to thaw the fish, soak my beans, and a few other things yesterday.  I had to put it down, back away from it (ha ha!) and get some things done.  

I literally, have so much I can be doing, that I wrote out a list and it's called the "After Craft Show" to-do list.  I'm not joking.  I need to get the scarf finished, and a few more things to be ready for Saturday, then after that, I can jump back on the to-do list. Not to mention, start another scarf for our youngest daughter's birthday next month.


Betsy said...

I so enjoyed visiting your blog today. There was so much great information here. I use thieves oil when my lymph glands in my neck swell, but I’ve never made my own. Love the boot cuff and mug cozy. Where is the craft show you participate in? I’ve often thought I should check into doing that. Thanks for coming to my blog too. I hope to get to know you better.

Kristina said...

Thanks Betsy, the craft show is in a nearby town where I live at a Veteran's Building. I just happened to find out about it from a friend. They are a lot of fun, but I don't do very many due to time constraints. I am trying the thieves vinegar for the first time today. I also put tea tree oil and a carrier oil on the bottoms of my feet when this happens, and gargle with salt water too.

RB said...

Such a blessing to see you getting so many beautiful useful projects done.
Regarding crafts and sewing, I haven't done a darn thing this year. Maybe next year.
Prayers everyone's having a great week, and a safe one too.
God bless.

Leigh said...

Gol-lee you've reminded me that I have some herbal oils to strain. I've only heard of the 4 thieves in conjunction with essential oils, so I figured it was proprietary. Do you have a recipe for it? Sorry to hear about your sore throat, but you're taking care of it similar to how I would! Sounds like you're too busy to not feel well, especially with the show coming up. I hope you do well!

Kristina said...

Thank you RB!

Kristina said...

Leigh, the recipe I used is a Rosemary Gladstar recipe from her "beginner" book of recipe. There is also one online with Mountain Rose Herbs too. I told Hubby last night, I need to stop making stuff. I keep saying I need more, but I really don't. Ha ha!