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, February 2, 2015
Snow Day ~ Tidbits
The "snow fairy" came and plowed us out last night, but it's still snowing this morning. The weather forecast expected about 13 inches of snow, but we are to get another inch today. The wind (and wind chill) will be the worst to deal with today. As you can see, the fields are flat, and the snow drifts at our place.
We have been monitoring the weather, and the last two storms blew in from the northeast. We will be prepared next winter with a second and third snow fence, to deter that drifting over the driveway.
I'll be shoveling out my mailbox today, but those snow plows keep me busy on that job. It will be another grand adventure getting to the barn too. I may have to dig a few tunnels to get there, ha ha!
We are currently under a "level 2" snow emergency. Hubby's city he works in, is under a "level 3" which means no one is to be driving unless it's absolutely necessary (and people can be ticketed). I did call to make she he arrived safely. He said the roads were cleaned off pretty well.
The girls and I will be keeping busy today with housework. Bathrooms need cleaned, dishes need washed, floors need swept (and mopped), and so forth. After that we can enjoy the "snow day."
This is the type of day I wished I had a copy of the movie "snow day" to watch with the kids. I'll have to check netflix and see if they have it.
Last night, we made homemade "chicken bites" using a recipe that was shared by Kim over at Fiber and Flea Village (Crunchy Oven Fried Chicken). Hubby doesn't like wings, so I sliced up boneless chicken into bite size pieces, and followed the recipe. The only changes I will make the next time, are to reduce the salt, double the almond flour coating (we had enough for the first coating, and did not have any to re-coat the chicken pieces), and I baked the pieces at 450° for 10 minutes. I used my pampered chef bar pans, and they tasted wonderful. One coating was not enough, so that is why I'll double it next time. The kids loved the flavor, and I also added hot sauce to the egg dip mixture. Delicious. Thanks Kim!
Thank you all for your comforting comments regarding the passing of Sadie and Mattie. We appreciate it.