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~
Monday, December 22, 2014
Storm Prep ~ Second "Pop Test"
Tonight we are re-securing the snow fence, in anticipation of bad wind, rain and maybe snow. We may even have a white Christmas this year.
Although they are talking about "storms" they are also saying it is not the worst storm to come through. So we are praying for good travel weather for friends and family.
Next year I'll allow more time for Christmas gifts. This last project is not really that grand of a project, but more so time consuming.
It began in the yarn aisle at the store.
It was November. I told Hubby to never leave my side (again) when we are out shopping together, and there is a yarn section in the store.
When he left my side, I wandered.
I wandered right to the yarn aisle. That is what has gotten me into trouble this year - taking on new projects so close to Christmas.
Last night Hubby and I did our second "pop test" with our home grown Dakota Black (non-gmo/organic) popcorn.
Absolutely delicious! It popped almost all the kernels this time.
Drying tip: I simply put the ears of corn in a cardboard box near the wood pellet stove. Every so many days, I would move the ears of corn around in the box to help rotate them to dry. It worked perfect.
I giggled to myself last night. I felt like I was Carolyn in Little House on the Prairie, laying in bed eating popcorn with her Hubby (while he read). Only we were watching Christmas movies.
We'll definitely be growing popcorn again. What a nice, healthy snack too. I'm glad my kids could experience too.
I may be sharing a few new recipes soon. Youngest wants a "healthy dinner" for her birthday dinner, and she's picked out two new recipes to try. One involves thawing homegrown pumpkin (puree).