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 28, 2014
I borrowed a copy of Fresh Eggs Daily, by Lisa Steele. Whether you are new at raising layers or not, I found this book to contain useful information.
There is a recipe for what to feed them during molting.
There is a recipe for hydrating chickens in hot weather with fruit packed in "ice cubes" and much more. I had to return this book yesterday, have already re-ordered it to read more.
While I was there, I picked up more books. As if I have time to read them all, right?
The blue on on the the right is titled, You can Buy Happiness (and it's Cheap) How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life and How You Can Too, by Tammy Strobel.
I started to read a bit from this last night. So far, I am enjoying it.
Today we are thankfully getting more rain. It is already cooling off here. Last night the sun was out when Hubby and one daughter were cleaning coops. Hubby was sweating so badly, his shirt as soaked through. I was busy walking each dog one at a time, as they were agitated by whoever was in the woods (again). My fitbit racked up over 14,000 steps yesterday.
Now I can't give my readers the assumption that I am sitting around reading today, ha ha! Although that sounds like a fun idea, I must get off my bum and get animals tended to. Yesterday I did get 4 letters in the mail - all hand written but one.
The nice part about the rain, other than watering everything good (and secretly wishing the creek will rise, he he, keep praying for us, as we have not gotten a return call from the zoning township guy), is that the ground will be soft enough start putting in the chicken fence posts this weekend. Hopefully. Maybe. You know how there is always "something" that causes you to re-write the to-do list, right?
One update: Survey Guy called Hubby. We are getting the survey done ASAP. Guess the cost?
Today I am thankful for:
~ God's Promises
~ thundershirts (two dogs really needed them recently)
~ the Postal Service
~ the library
~ my family, for all the support writing to my kids
~ good mail days
~ milk from our dairy goats