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, July 19, 2015
More Red ~ Market Visit
We've had a few very humid and very hot days here lately. I tried to dodge the rain and get some blankets and a handmade quilt washed and dried.
Of course we got more rain Saturday, but not until the afternoon.
With the garden flooded out (and more rain, and more storms), I made a trip to the local Farmer's Market.
I came home with a bag full of cucumbers, green peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, and onions.
Oh, and we picked up peaches and corn too. I'll be busy this week for sure. The cauliflower and broccoli have already made their way to the freezer.
I was hoping to find shell peas, but what I did find was not conducive to stocking up - $2 for a small bit, which would have had a yield of about maybe a 1/2 cup of peas.
This morning there is a thick layer of rain on everything, so no outside chores will be completed this weekend. We can't even drag the fallen barn pieces to burn. The ground is saturated. I keep praying for a few dry days on the weekend, so Hubby and I can cut wood.
We will be, however, shucking almost 3 bushels of sweet corn. Hopefully there are dry chairs on the front porch today. It's a good day to slow roast a chicken too.
Sharing a beautiful sunset from the other night. It was just gorgeous to watch.