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, July 23, 2012
from the Homesteading Journal . . .
Blanched and froze 40 cups of sweet corn.
Staked 20 more tomato plants.
Froze 7 cups of shredded zucchini.
Canned 4 more pints of Sweat Pickle Relish.
Dug up 2 rows of red potatoes.
Number of eggs we got in June: 121
Baked up some beet chips for the first time every. Delicious! A bit of olive oil and sea salt. These were amazing. Now I have to buy a mandolin. Otherwise, these won't bake evenly and some will burn. I used Martha Stewart's recipe for reference on temperature etc.
Spent days and days weeding out all the flower, herb, and vegetable/fruit gardens. Weeds, weeds, and more weeds.
Purchased 12 wooden fence posts for the new goat pen.
The 4-1/2 pints of apricot-jalapeno jelly that I made are half gone already. Hubby loves it so much I am down to 2 jars. I hope I get more peppers after the next rain. I need to can more to sell.
Planted 4 more loofah seeds. I'm taking a chance and trying to grow some sponges here in my state. These seeds came from my Aunt. If I can get them to grow here, we'll be selling them at the Farmer's Market, as well as for personal use. The weather is just finicky this summer.