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~
Thursday, April 2, 2015
I started washing all the afghans, and bed covers. A few tablecloths too.
The weather was good enough to get the two wooden chairs, and the backside of the cupboard piece, primed yesterday. My plan is to put one coat of paint on everything. I have the table post and legs to prime later too.
Believe it or not, I was able to squeeze two large carhartt coats and the full body suit into this tote. I am trying to corner Hubby to collect all of his face masks and winter gloves, so I can put the lid on this and get it in storage.
Hubby took our 15 year-old to the doctor, while I stayed back to feed girly girl (aka white doeling). I took about 15 minutes and crocheted on the porch. Of course, he pulled in the drive when I was relaxing, and made a funny comment. Just the timing of him arriving, made me appear to be slacking off. He knew I needed it anyway, and joined me. I knew if I did not take the time, I'd miss out on it.
Speaking of the girly girl....
It's been difficult to get stuff done, and that doeling is such a show off. She is not afraid of anything or anyone, and is very active and vocal. She'll make a good milk goat for someone.
I tried to get a good photo of the boys (Oscar and Preston), but the run to the gate every time I go out, making photo moments blurry and hard to get.
I had plans to share the placemat I am working on, but will have to tomorrow. I'm already late in starting my chores today. I'm getting well over 12,000 steps a day, before I do intentional exercise. I'm just excited to get outside and get some much needed jobs done. Hubby is still working away on his and getting them crossed off. The big jobs are still on the list yet. We are just waiting for the ground to dry up, but spring rain makes that difficult. Patience is a grand thing to master.
Rainy days are not wasted here either. If I can keep windows open during it all, I may start a indoor paint job, and clean some light fixtures. We have an 80% chance of rain later today.