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, November 6, 2014
Breakfast ~ Herbal Journey ~ Jasper
I was up before 6am this morning, so I made one for Hubby before he left for work.
It's supposed to rain today and get colder, so I need to empty ashes from the stoves and bring in wood. The wood stove ashes are dumped directly over the garden.
Sadly, I did not get the last of the garden pulled yesterday either. It was nice and sunny and perfect weather, but it will now have to wait a few more days. There is not much left, so I hope to get it finished by this weekend. The ladies and Sparta however, have a nice clean coop, and my kitchen counters (all but one area) are clean this morning. Yay!
After reading a few herbal tea recipe books, I noticed that many of their recipes contain Oat Straw and many with the leaves from Passionflower. I learned that the flowers on passionflower are toxic, so I'm not sure if I want to plant that here next year. I could however plant some oats. I had no idea they have long been used for teas and healthy resources such as that. Did you? Also, I did some more research. Is it true that there are no gmo oats grown today?
As far as handiwork goes....
I'm still crocheting the cat blanket for Gracie. I didn't get any crochet time last night so hopefully tonight I will. She's getting the "king" size version of a cat bed. Thankfully, it's using up skeins of yarn already in my stash.
Speaking of cats, here is a cat moment to share:
"Turn off the light, I'm trying to clean myself in private!"
Jasper was doing his anxiety self cleaning when I was doing laundry. I tried to get a photo, but his constant moving made that difficult. He's so funny. He has anxiety issues for some reason, so he cleans himself frantically when he is worked up.
Five Minutes for Me ~ popcorn and elderberry oxymel in club soda on the porch.
Today's agenda? It all depends on the weather.