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~
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Humid, Hot and Wet
I forgot to collect eggs one day, and the next day I got this full basket of bounty. You can see the four araucana hens are now laying as well again. I got two eggs from them. However, the full basket indicates that our black araucana is not eating eggs anymore. She very well could be eating her own, but I'll have to keep watching her. Maybe all of her isolation, and feeding her mustard filled eggs worked.
Timmy looks like I feel this week. Hot, hot, hot. The humidity just sucks the energy out of you. I had to dig out my dehydrator to dry my herbs (too humid in the house).
The humidity made outdoor photographing a bit challenging. My lens kept steaming up.
In between chores, I managed to prepare more homemade condensed cream of mushroom soups for the freezer.
We got buckets of rain yesterday. Again. Sigh.
I wish I could bottle it up and ship it out west. We had flash flood warnings, and more storms. everything is very wet out there this morning.
Today weeding may not get done (again), and the humidity is 92%. I have to take a walk out there and see if the rain has damaged anything. To early to tell if the potatoes are.
And guess what's coming later today? More rain.
I keep praying the rain will not flood out any of the garden (pr cause rot).
In all honesty, we should be cutting wood in between storms, since we can't get into the garden much. I better update Hubby's to-do list, so we can stay on track.
Well, I better get my tea infusion going. I need the extra energy today. Last night I was, for some reason, too tired to do any handiwork. Or write. Cheers for a better day today.