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~
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Puttin' Up Herbs
The weather continues to be cool, and I love it! I want to go camping, but we are still attempting to get a temporary tag for it (the dealer has not mailed the title, and only has 3 days left to do so). Hubby attempted yesterday, but will attempt again today.
My 16 year-old took her first "solo flight" to run an errand for me. Gulp. Yes, I let her take my very own car. The old farm truck will be her driving vehicle until she gets a job, and saves enough to buy her own car, but yesterday the truck was still broken down (minor repair needed). She did fine, but I still worry. She's already applying for jobs. In our house, kids must work to buy their own cars. We don't give them one, nor buy them one.
I found my copy of Letters of Woman Homesteader, by Elinore Pruitt Stewart. The price on the book says $1.25! Ha! Can you imagine paying that for this type of book? It was printed in 1961. I cannot wait to dig into it.
Tonight, we plan to work more on the barn roof. Slowly it's getting finished, but we really need to quickly finish it. The goat fencing has been moved to the top of the "Get'R Done" list right now. They got loose again yesterday. We just seem to run out of time each day.
Speaking of time, I should be typing up a grand short story right now. I have the most interesting character to add to it.
Run into any "odd" people lately? They make story writing so much easier. Ha ha!
Enjoy your weekend!