Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
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~
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Bunny Yoga, Allergy Updates, and Escapees
In the photo, Milo is having bunny yoga on one of my daughter's legs. He's so relaxed in this position, he simply takes a nap. He so funny.
As for me.....ugh....
I have been keeping our meals very healthy, I have increased my liquids, swept up the allergy causing dust and dander, and went to bed early.
I woke up feeling worse than yesterday. It has been raining here, during the day, and at night it's not too cool. The moisture is so bad inside, that my bathroom rugs are still wet after 3 days.
I woke up very tired (even though I got more sleep), congested, watery eyes, a continued cough, and a runny nose. Over the counter allergy medication just doesn't cut it. I even mixed my raw honey/organic apple cider vinegar mix yesterday.
I love the country, but the country doesn't love me.
I even started to spend at least 20 minutes outside doing nothing, but soaking up whatever light I can get (getting my vitamin D3). I even walked for 20 minutes hoping to get more energy replaced. It's just so frustrating.
A few days ago, our billy got loose, and ripped more of the fencing out. My 15 year-old daughter worked hard to get him retained again, but got his breeding scent all over her in the process. She showered promptly, but got sick anyway.
The fence was mended, but yesterday, while I was at the store, the two younger goats got out of their fence. We have plans to expand that portion anyway, but getting enough people home at the same time to do it, is nearly impossible anymore. Hubby works full time, and the two older kids work every day after school, but one. And on that one day, one daughter cares for her horse, and mucks stalls. I am beginning to wonder if I need to hire a "farm hand" to help me.
In need of writer's motivation, I spent time on the Internet ordering many books from the library. I need pumped with masses of motivation. Especially now that I have this allergy season dragging me down to the lowest of lows. I even started reading a book off of my book shelf. I need to draw out the renegade writer in me, and it's like pulling teeth lately. I need my mojo back, so I can kick this "funk" to the side.