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.

Adopted Motto

"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

Sharing with you another embroidered hand towel.  This one was challenging with those tiny stitches required for the cute baby chicks. 

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.


Mama Pea said...

It's great to hear you could find some veggies at the market to put by.

We don't have the opportunity to find any quantity of fresh, organics at a market anywhere around here (closest organic market is 125 miles away). Occasionally a truck will come into town with corn, tomatoes or peaches but they aren't organic or non-GMO. We do have an organic Co-op where I do my grocery shopping but prices are too prohibitive to buy in quantity. I don't even buy things such as nice looking peaches because of the price per pound. They would/could be a treat, but as long as we have our own homegrown fruit here, I figure that's enough for us.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Mama Pea, I'm still in search of non-gmo/organic shell peas. I hope to find some for winter storage. Peaches are not cheap, and to find them organic is difficult here too. I'll only be making jam with the little I bought (small batch making). We planted fruit trees three years ago, so I hope to get something on them next year. Last year we didn't get any pears either. My grape plants all died, so we are in no hurry to put the arbor posts and wire in now. Now I see my cabbage is dying off.

Unknown said...

Your barn there no one around who would want to buy it from you? There is a premium on wood such as yours around here and it brings a very good price. Could you advertise on Craigslist in the surrounding areas? That is how I find ours. I would love to have some of yours because it is red but we live too far away. I really hate to see you burn such an asset!

RB said...

The sunset reminds me of the ones nieces and nephews share taken from Presque Isle Beach in our hometown of Erie, PA. Surprised I never noticed their beauty when I lived up there as a teen. Hmmm...
The ones we get here in the NC sandhills are often firey red behind the woods making it look like the woods are on fire.
God bless.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Hill House, I have been discussing the barn wood with Hubby, and he agreed to place a bit at a time by the road for sale. We just need to knock it down first. I just hope we can do it before school starts. The bus uses are drive. Cross your fingers we get it knocked down. Extra cash would be a bonus too.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

RB, some nights the woods behind us look like they are on fire too. The sun sets behind our home, and we don't always see it too well.