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~
Sunday, May 6, 2012
from the Homesteading Journal . . .
...planted more lettuce, radishes, beets, carrots, Swiss chard, and spinach. Rain is coming so we will till and plant more after that.
...planted several zinnia seeds.
...one hen isn't looking so good. She came onto the porch and dropped an egg that was shell less and rubbery. We have been giving her extra minerals and making sure she gets grit,but she is moving as slow as molasses and appears to be stuck on an egg. We are keeping an eye on her, but concerned too. I guess we learn something new every year. She doesn't really act like she wants to eat either. Poor girl.
...hubby and I both have caught the virus that our 12 year-old brought home from a sleep over. I'm taking Cold-Eeze and drinking lots of liquids, but we continue to be congested and now my ear hurts. We've gone through 2 boxes of kleenex already....sigh....I really don't want to visit the doctor again.
Update on the hen: She passed away during the night on 5/6/12.