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~
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
It looks like I will need to do some baking with some ripe bananas, as the kids are not eating them up lately. We are all still battling the "crud" and wish it to be gone today.
We have some work to get done, and have taken inventory on the new goat stalls. We've got some plans with the goats too.
Blondie remains to be cantankerous. She loves her grass and will do anything to get at it. Including breaking her wire fencing. We have some plans to work on that too. We may be in a bit of a situation with her too. I'll have more on that as we contact the vet.
We are very low on grass hay, and bales are selling at $10.00/each. We are on the hunt for more at a better price. We are also low on straw, but I believe Hubby has secured us a few loads.
We finally put two of our vehicles out for sale. Phew!
Hubby bought me an air purifier and it seems to be helping with my sinus/allergy issues this winter. It's cutting down on the dust that accumulates from heating with wood and wood pellets.
Propane was finally ordered yesterday. The rate was a bit high at $1.83.9/gallon. We were hoping to get about $1.59/gallon. Our 300 gallon filll up will cost $591.06. Thankfully, we did not run out this time, so we won't have an additional $75.00 test fee to refill. Our plan is to install a solar powered water heater some year. That will cut our costs even more. The propane runs our hot water heater. Thankfully, I had been pre-paying for this fill-up, so the balance due to order, was lower than last year.
It looks like we need to do a library run today. Many books are due in today.
It's raining and very windy, so laundry will be put on racks inside today.