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~
Friday, November 14, 2014
Freeze Drying ~ Barn Cat Shelter Update ~ Tidbits
This is a rug (one of two not yet replaced with a homemade rag rug), that Hubby left out to dry overnight. Ha! That's what you call "freeze dried" on the clothesline. It was pretty chilly yesterday, and the snow continued all day, but nothing that was a concern.
Last night it was confirmed that one barn cat loves our tote shelter. We'll be making another one soon. I would have had a photo to share, but I had three dogs and a flashlight, and it was pitch dark out. Sadie (one of the dogs) went straight to the tote wagging her tail. Out came Timmy. Then Timmy went back in. He loves it!
Good news. Mom is out of the hospital. I cooked up some elderberry elixir and delivered it when I took her home. I also delivered her cat's bed. I got a text that Gracie likes it. Yay!
In my quest to find gmo free mini-marshmallows, I have found one brand, but it contains soy. Not sure that it is safe if it's not organic. The other brand is not organic or gmo free, simply made with corn products as well. It may be time to make marshmallows on my own, so I can add some to my apple/yogurt/walnut salads. Alton Brown has a recipe that looks good, however, time consuming. For now, I'll eat it with out the marshmallows.
Yesterday's (secret) simple pleasure - cheese curds. I love these things! If I'm lucky, the Amish stores nearby sell these. Shh! Don't tell the kids I stashed them in the fridge. If they find them, they'll be gone in no time.
I can't say I took "5 for me" yesterday, but I hope to schedule that into my day today. In the meantime, the spiders have been busy, despite my spider spray. However, the ones I need to clean down today, are not in areas a sprayed either. I hate to tell them....their cozy homes are about to get sucked down by my sweeper. Bwahahaha!