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~
Monday, June 25, 2012
Yarn Needles, Chickens and Health
We lost one of our Araucana pullets yesterday. Such a sad loss. My 15 year-old daughter has been working with them and they are very friendly with us. She started to feed another hen with a dropper, in hopes to solve the issues. We believe they have worms and we are treating them with apple cider vinegar. They enjoyed being outside yesterday.
After 6 hours of weeding and tilling and harvesting the garden, I spent the night in bed with my foot up. Yep, I did it again. It hurts so bad I can't walk on it. Between that muscle (I can't remember what the doctor called it) and my sciatic nerves, I won't be able to do much this week. This is not a good thing.
I did start another batch of goat's milk ricotta cheese. It will need to be rinsed today and put in the refrigerator. I hope to make (or have a daughter make) lasagna with it.