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~
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Randomness ~ Barn Kitty ~ Last Christmas Tree
I can't really say I am writing out my new year resolutions, but I am randomly writing down a "wish" list of needs and other possibilities for this year. Of course that is after a good strategic financial plan is in order.
Honestly, I told Hubby that if we only had one thing to reflect on at the end of 2015, I would be elated to write down
that we dug and built a root cellar. It would not only make my stocking up so much easier, but our preparedness level would rise. And, it would double as a storm shelter for us (which we do not have here right now).
I may invest in a dry erase board for Hubby too. I write way to many sticky notes to keep him focused on the current jobs/needs.
We were able to get an appointment for Aurora with our long time trusted vet. In his opinion, after examining Aurora, he prescribed an antibiotic and said he was 90% sure it would heal without the extra $75 cost of stitches. He felt she didn't need them in this case. However, she is inside with a cone on her neck (which we already had from previous cat situations) until it heals completely.
I'd show you the photo of the hole in her side, but it's not pretty. We did photograph it, only because it suspiciously looks like a pellet gun wound. Just in case, considering the suspicious flashlight trespassers just a few days before we found the cat like that.
This is the last Christmas tree to get put into to storage. It's about 21 inches tall. It was my Grandmother's on my mother's side. All these years Mom kept it, and my brother didn't want it. I did. As a kid I can remember visiting Grandma and Grandpa's house, and at a point in their lives, this was the only Christmas tree they put up. It was on their console TV. When I received it, the base was somewhat cracked and the light bulb teetered. Hubby worked on it last night, and it's working beautifully. There is a small crack under the base of the top piece, but I think I can fix that too. For now, after 30-some years (maybe close to 40?), it's still working.
We had one 1/2 pint jar of Whiskey Butterscotch sauce left, and with Son leaving again soon, Daughter (18 yr) baked more flourless brownies. The sauce is gone now, and I told Hubby I won't be making it again until next Christmas. I thought I saw him pout, ha ha!