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, April 5, 2012
Dandelion Jelly, Dandelion Root and Fun Mail
I used my Queen Anne's Lace Jelly recipe, but used about 2 cups of dandelion petals. Next time I will use about a quart of petals and boil them a bit longer. The kids really liked the flavor this time.
I also cleaned out 2 more flower beds, and pulled all the dandelions (several more to clean out yet). The roots dried nicely in my dehydrator overnight. My jar is filling back up.
I entered a blog giveaway, by Nancy Jo and won this apron book. I can't wait to sew my own this year .....after I shed more pounds. Thanks Nancy Jo. It arrived very pretty, wrapped in tissue paper and ribbon.
After Easter, I am focusing on finished up to declutter spots - one bathroom drawer (kids keep messing it up) and one entrance area where boots are in an ugly mess.