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 10, 2013
Farmstead Fun & Another Rooster Gone Wild
Hubby and I have been busy weeding flower beds, herb gardens and the vegetable garden. I also cut some oregano and thyme for drying.
On Saturday, I came inside to refill my water bottle and make sure the kids were up. I took a quick look inside the shower and instead of tiles going back up, more were coming down. Hubby found more mushy grout and pulled more tile off the wall to dry it out. The tile project continues. I am thankful we have a separate bathtub.
My son and 16 year-old daughter are busy removing the old horse fencing.
I broke down and bought a crochet pattern on Etsy. I've been pondering it for a while. However, Rooster's Crow Farm now has a Rooster Christmas tree ornament. And I have a good way to use up my cotton scraps of yarn. Isn't he cute?!
Here is where I found the pattern for this ornament: PDF Crochet Pattern, Crocheted Rooster Ornaments (Etsy)
Sunday, I was banned from the outdoor work. Every day I come in bone tired, and have absolutely no energy to cook a meal.
Even though the kids know how to cook (somewhat), they don't know how to cook Lamb Gyros and Orange-infused Roasted Green Beans and Red Peppers. I need to spend more time over winter, teaching them to cook more varieties. I linked the recipes for you too. The Lamb recipe is from Rachel Ray's magazine, and the roasted veggie recipe is from Eating Well.
In my quest to lose 16 lbs. by July 4th, I am now down 6.6 lbs. I will need to lose 9.4 lbs. by July 4th.
I am also watching the pollen count every day now. I try to keep my outdoor work to no later than 10am, but it's tough. We continue to have constant work here. However, watching the weather is helpful in helping me to keep my allergies from a full flare up.
I participated in a blog craft swap, and have shipped my swap partners box last week (I hope she likes all of it). I am also exchanging postcards in a swap, and have already received 6 postcards.