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, May 8, 2013
From the Homesteading Journal . . .
. . . planted two types of potatoes, lettuce, red and yellow onions, spinach, arugula, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower and broccoli. I picked some asparagus too. We used the rain barrel water to water the vegetable plants we planted, and love it. The rain barrel saves us water, and electricity (so we don't have to run the water pump to do it). We definitely want two more barrels this year.
. . . weeded out the raised beds of strawberries.
. . . planted a rosemary plant and some organic basil seeds.
. . . planted organic sunflower seeds and two varieties of Shasta Daisies.
. . . dehyrdrated organic baby kale for dog treats (could not find organic, regular kale).
. . .made more homemade dog treats in the dehydrator.
. . . my 16 year-old made another batch of goat's milk soap.
. . . picked up a truck load of mulch for the flower beds. I need another load.
. . .divided my Thyme and planted some around the front porch to ward of mosquitoes this year. One of my "farm" books suggested this. I will see if it helps this year. If anything, I will have more to dry for winter tea and cooking.
. . .started crocheting washcloths for selling at the Farmer's Market.