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~
Friday, June 26, 2015
Apron Kind of Day
I've been having what I call "apron days" here lately. Starting my day in the "garden" apron, then the "canning" apron, then my "housework" apron, and ending it in my "cooking" apron.
Today's my day starts with draining more cheese. Mmm! Tonight we'll enjoy some with either hot pepper jelly, or port wine jelly, on crackers.
What we will get more of:
First batch of this year's reduced sugar wild black raspberry jam is made.
What we need more of:
Used our last jar of home canned tomato sauce. I'm pleased that we made it to June with last year's harvest.
What we need less of:
Rain. I'm trying my hardest not to borrow worry from tomorrow.
Last night's dinner - pasta with home canned tomato sauce and garden kale, garden peas with garlic, onion and lots of garden herbs (rosemary, parsley, basil, oregano, thyme, etc), and home canned spiced beets.
My wonderful Uncle gave me these dishes and they get used all the time here. I now use two at a time to make dinner - one for the vegetarian dish and one with meat. I just love them. No foil to recycle too. and I can put the dish in the fridge with leftovers. No extra containers needed.
My flower beds are happy now, and the rain is welcomed by them. I'm so glad we got them mulched, so I can focus on the herb garden and the vegetable garden now.
I had a long and prosperous day, despite rain. I tackled some indoor deep cleaning, and have more on the list, saved for rainy days. I started more Christmas handiwork too.
A funny to share. I sent the younger two up to clean their room, after having seen it. My 18 year-old was already cleaning her room. She came downstairs laughing and swinging her head side to side. I grabbed my camera (tee hee) and slowly crept up the stairs. The girls were supposed to be cleaning, but what I captured on film? Ha ha ha! They will ever be reminded what not to do while cleaning. I caught one in a bathing suit, and they were dancing to music. I filmed until they saw me, but I'm pretty sure they'll focus on the job next time. Then again, they are kids.