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, May 10, 2015
Tired Down to the Bones ~ Birthday/Mother's Day
We are taking advantage of Hubby's strike (yes, they are still on strike, going on three months now) and getting the garden expanded. These two are now connected and more room to plant, but I still don't have room for acorn or spaghetti squash. I'm not sure where I'll put my cantaloupe or watermelon yet either.
Garden work continues. We can't just down some high powered coffee, and walk out and simply plant. We have to dump compost, rake it all over, till, pull the weeds, and then plant.
Green beans, yellow straight neck squash, zucchini, swiss chard, and cucumbers are planted. I have more to plant of course.
It's so hot, this is a typical lunch break - apple, cold fruit, and ice cold water. The day before I devoured an entire bowl of ice cold watermelon. The problem? No protein. I need to buy salad fixings (until our lettuce grows), and keep some tuna and chicken on hand. I'm just so exhausted, and in this heat, prefer a light cold meal.
Hubby and I spent time to also start weeding the front flower beds. We have much more to weed and plant (in all the beds - vegetable, herb, flower).
My birthday is today, on Mother's day. Mom said I was born on Mother's day.
Oldest Daughter gifted me this cute little ladybug with miniature roses in it. Son shipped me a writing resource book and a movie.
I also got these:
I'll have more flower photos to share. The surprised me with one more potted flower.
And there is a promise to take me to shop for a few more. The funny part, is that he went to the store to get me potting soil, and all three who went shopping, forgot my potting soil.
Right now my 15 year-old chef-in-training, is making my breakfast. My birthday/Mother's day dinner is chicken/veggie kabobs grilled out, and an evening on the porch. I'm sure Hubby will have a special birthday drink for me. The kind for adults.
Have a wonderful Sunday!