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, June 21, 2012
I woke up extremely tired. My 12 year-old helped me weed the watermelon, some tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and pumpkins. I had the kids put the 3rd load of laundry out, and they broke the line - Hmph! I rigged one line, but will need to buy new clothesline to fix the other one.
There is more to weed today, but I need to take my 10 year-old to her library reading program. I am skipping berry picking too. Unless the storms hold off, and it cools a bit later in the evening. I'm just that tired. My body is telling me to take a rest. No canning either.
Hubby worked overtime, and didn't get home until after midnight. My 20 year-old son is working 3rd shift (covering someone's vacation), and comes home a grouch. I cannot wait for this week to be over. Third shift causes the Jekyll and Hyde syndrome. He has had to deal with drunks, call the police and so forth. Third shift is just not normal on the body either.
My 18-year old quit her job, and has a horse to pay for. Her irrational decisions are stressing me out too. Between kids and work, I'm ready for a vacation of some sort, but I know if I went somewhere, the garden would die. Most of the kids resent me for growing a garden, but will eat it when it's served on the table.
Yesterday I pulled more garden bounty - 5 kohlrabi, more radishes, lettuce, and sugar snap peas. We made one large salad, made a raw salad, and then roasted the rest. The goats got the leftover treats (skins, tops, etc from the produce).
If anything, I may pick a kohlrabi and a few radishes to make the same raw salad for myself today. I need re-energize badly. I don't want to get sick like last year.