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 16, 2015
I try to flip through them. One will help us with pruning our fruit trees, and treating them for any bugs they may get. There are a few canning books, with some recipes I would like to try too.
Mom gifted me with a bag of these - lint filled toilet paper rolls for campfire starters. Not many would get too excited over this, but we don't use the dryer much, so I don't get the lint needed to make these. These are great for campfires. I think we are very ready for a good camping season this year.
I'm also thankful for a good full day outdoors. Hubby has the sniffles, so he opted to ride the mower around and get that first mowing done this spring. I don't remember having to mow so early in the season, but he did. While he did that, I went around and picked up sticks and branches. My back was a bit sore with all that bending over.
They warned us that allergy season is at it's worst right now, so I used my herbal mix. About bed time, I could feel my left eye burning, and sure enough it was all red. I am thankful for having my herbal remedy on hand.
I also took down the snow fence, and tucked that away until this fall. Hubby, although feeling poorly, is geared up to help me with the outdoor jobs this year. It's good for our health to stay active, especially when we skip a day at the gym.
My rhubarb actually looks pretty good this year. I have to fence off that bed, so the chickens can't get in it. I do need to weed around the garlic. Last year I planted them directly in the garden (100 of them), and every one but two came up this spring. They may even pop up after this next rain.
Last night, I used my last frozen "can" of homemade mushroom soup. We had scalloped potatoes and ham. Next trip to the store, I need supplies to re-stock our soups.
We still have these homemade rag rollers tucked away in a bag.
We have not used them since 2011. Youngest asked me to roll up her hair, so she'd have more time in the morning, getting ready for school. These were made from old flannel pajamas. They are more comfortable to wear overnight, and they do work.
She's our hair stylist in training, and although my hair is shorter, she was already trying out a new "do" on me last night.
With rain in the forecast today, and then again from Sunday-Tuesday, I'll be tackling indoor tasks. First it's emails and phone calls. I need to let Son know that a box is coming his way (full of birthday cookies, enough to share and celebrate). Tomorrow looks like it will be a gorgeous day.