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~
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Freezer Meals ~ Clean Sweep ~ More Garden Bounty
Clean Sweep Updates:
For the last 3 1/2 or so years, we have been fighting these shelves in our bedroom closet. The last home owner added on this closet, along with the bedroom. However, This long shelving was the only "rod" for hanging clothes on hangers. I was so tired of trying to get hangers off and on through these holes (often breaking plastic hangers).
I did not want to spend a lot of money, so I found these extension rods for $6.99 and bought two. Hubby bent the ends upward and they work perfect to hold our clothes now. It's so nice to be able to slide clothes back and forth, and not fight to get them off or on. Yay! One more thing organized on my list.
Due to the location of our corn/wood pellet burner, and the error of not adding extended piping last season, our siding was covered in soot. I'm spending afternoons washing this down by hand. We had plans to power wash it, but were not able to borrow one.
It's getting there, but will take a few more days to finish. Then it's off to the hardware store for more pieces for the piping. Piping for these burners are very expensive, but a good investment.
I found some gourmet mushroom mixes on clearance. I brought them home and popped them in my dehydrator for winter/spring. These will go nicely into casseroles and soups.
Evenings are still spent finishing up orders and other unfinished projects. This is the next scarf to be finished, and then it's onto the next order.
I won't be cleaning much today. I went out and picked over 30 pounds of tomatoes this morning. I'm already making more seasoned tomato sauce, and have to go back out to pick more tomatoes, pick all the peppers, and check the pumpkins and watermelon.