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~
Sunday, February 22, 2015
I managed to send off my contest entry, revise one short article, and brain storm for three or four more new ones.
Two of the girls, assisted in the quick and short brain storming session. This however, led to me sitting at the computer ordering as many books as I can on one particular subject. I can't very well write one of the topics one suggested, until I know what I'm doing. The subject? Getting college paid for when you don't have the cash. Her motive? To get more help from me, and I have no idea what I'm doing. Oldest Daughter, and Son will get all (or most) of their college education paid for by the military. Wish me luck. Either way I'll learn something from it.
Until then, I'll tackle the easier topics.
I also got a start on handmade gifts for next Christmas. Some things I make are easier to get done now, then to try and rush making them right after (which I hope it to be again this year) a very busy harvest season. I feel so much better this spring than last (as far as making progress with this).
The strike continues. There really hasn't been any talk or update. They have a rally every now and then, but talks seem to drag and drag. If your family was suddenly without income, would you be prepared? This is a "wake-up call" for us.
A small note on handmade/homemade anything - I hope that my experiences in making things myself, does not make anyone feel guilty or feel any other bad feelings for not making things from scratch. This blog a documentation of our real life, and it's not meant to hurt anyone's feelings.