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 20, 2014
Crazy Weather ~ Scaling Back the Holidays
How cold is it?
Cold enough to freeze eggs in the coop overnight. Not just one, but three.
Yesterday I did not put on any jewelry, just so it didn't make me any colder when I was. I wore Hubby's handmade crocheted cap all day indoors. It's time I crochet myself one.
As for my writing. It's not. I'm so far behind. It's either spend days and days making up for it, or "chuck it" this year and get the Christmas presents worked on. Not sure what to do, because when I told Hubby, he said "write."
He has faith in me.
Our weather is only getting up to the low 40's this weekend, and then rain. Saturday looks like the best day for splitting wood.
As far as "scaling back" goes, we are not going to bake the plethora of cookies we typically do each year. Each year we say that, and each year we go broke baking, and then gorge ourselves with all of the leftovers (that carry through the New Year).
This year, we are taking a family vote (Hubby, the kids and I) on what to make. The first two we came up with are Buckeyes and our family favorite Angel Cut out cookies with butter frosting. I think I might add the sorghum candy too. Those were absolutely delicious. I made it last January to give it a try and everyone here liked it.