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~
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Today I am thankful for:
~ celery in the freezer so I can make a quick chicken vegetable soup for dinner, so we can work on the barn in the evening
~ for the library and free borrowed books
~ fish in the freezer
~ my chickens, for the eggs they continue to provide us, and the delight they give me when I watch them run around the homestead
~ hot organic coffee
~ my herb garden
~ answered prayers
~ the start on one big job...the barn
~ wood for winter
~ God's Protection and Guidance
Last night I marinated salmon for the grill. Tonight's dinner will be completely ready when Hubby gets home, so we can go straight out and start knocking off more barn boards.
Today the soup recipe is from the "pile" I have, but I also tossed out two without trying them. It gets easier to toss as I go through the pile now.
I've been watching the weather in hopes for even a bit of rain, so gutting the garden would go easier for me. There is no rain in sight for now. It appears the temperature will once again rise to the 80's in a week, so I may leave those pepper plants just a tad bit longer.
My herb garden needs badly weeded, but it's producing at it's best. Harvesting this week from it will be a relief. I need more parsley for winter. Yesterday's fish marinade used fresh thyme and fresh parsley from the herb garden.
I still have a few more bits of deep cleaning, but holding off on those for the rainy days ahead.
I managed to finish our 2014 family photo album - only 7 more years of albums to go. This was one thing I put off every year. Most likely I'll be working on these when the snow arrives. For now, I have two other barns that need painted, those two trees that remain standing still have to come down, and that big barn. This is the best "get-it-done" year.
I'm encouraging the Hub's to knock down the trees and cut and split them on the weekends. I can haul and stack while he's at work, getting the job done quicker. Both trees are Ash, so they will require us to have extra chainsaw blades. It's either that, or we'll make it a family event and while Hubby and I work the wood, they can haul and stack getting it done in one weekend.
. . . a woman can dream.