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~

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Fall Blooms ~ Extreme Clean Continues

Despite lack of weeding, the front flower beds are full of color.

Once I have my indoor work completed, the girls and I will be working outside.  In fact, Hubby enlisted the help of extended family today, to help clean our gutters, and some other outside work, including mowing 6 acres.  Sigh....missing those goats again.

Our 18 year-old has moved into her college dorm, so we have dwindled down to four now.  She's missing her dog already.  Classes start on Monday. Her older sister opted to stick around here, and started college last Monday nearby.

Two nice surprises yesterday.  First, I had collards to pick!  Yay!  Second, our propane provider was having a sale, in which if we filled now, it was $.99/gallon.  That saved us about half the cost of last year.

My day yesterday otherwise?

Plants watered, inside and out - Done
Onion soup made, cooled and frozen - Done

Dishes washed - Done
Caramelized onions made, cooled and frozen - Done

Washer and Dryer wiped down - Done

Laundry on the line - Done
Collards picked - Done
Bills paid - Done

Propane Ordered - Done

Water Softener tank wiped down - Done

Utility room cupboards wiped down - Done

Cobwebs cleaned down in utility room - Done
Bookshelves dusted and organized - Done

Water softener tank wiped down - Done

Utility room swept and mopped - Done
Quilt packaged up and ready for a road trip-Done
Reusable bags back in the car - Done
Camping stuff put back in the camper - Done 
Shoe/boot rack swept, cleaned and organized-Done
(Hubby) go through t-shirts - Done (big pile for the thrift)
There was more.....just too tired this morning to type it all out.  And there is more to clean (light fixtures, window blinds, and windows, door windows, etc.)

However, I'm all ready to swap out flip flops and shorts for winter boots, carhartts and coats.   What's next after the inside is done?  The vegetable garden.  

Breakfast on the porch sounds good this morning.  Rain is in the horizon, so I'm glad we are teaming up with outside work today.  Two of us have a bad case of the sniffles, but it's from allergies and all the dust we've been kicking up.



DDD said...

You are my inspiration! I will get a fraction of what you accomplished done today.
Love your pretty and colorful flowers.

Kim said...

Wowwee Have you been busy!

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

DDD, I do not usually get this much done in even a day, but with the garden getting flooded out this year, I am making sure I take the time to get it all done. Thanks for the comment about my flowers.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Kim, we were all sweating today. Phew....still more to do.

Sam I Am...... said...

I thought I was going at a pretty good clip until i read your accomplishments! All I can say is I'm energy envious! You go girl!

Mama Pea said...

What a pleasant surprise to get such a good deal on the propane! That must have helped the budget a bit. Your late summer flowers are so pretty. My zinnias are finally coming into full bloom (so late this year) and with our upcoming week of warmer weather again, I hope they continue to give me lots of bouquets to bring in the house. Keep up the good work on the cleaning. You're really doing a fantastic job of fall house cleaning this year!

Lady Jane said...

I bet you sleep well tonight!!!

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Sam I am, I am so tired, and we have more to do today yet.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Mama pea, I was so happy about the price of propane. We filled up before winter last year, but paid more than double we did this year.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Lady Jane, I did sleep good, but I am dragging my feettoday (Sunday).

RB said...

Got to get the hummingbird feeders cleaned today, a regular weekend chore this time of year. Then will clean the bathroom. And then will be time for a nap. Still fighting off this virus weariness. Need to get some vitamins I think.
Have a great week ahead.
God bless.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Thanks RB, I hope you feel better soon!

RB said...

Thanks Kristina.
I hope so too. Been over a month now.
God bless.