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~
Monday, November 30, 2015
. . . time and patience.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Late Thursday, all day Friday and all day Saturday, the rain fell here. We had one more moment of porch time. Saturday, although cold, I stole a few moments out there too.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
New recipes find me whether I want them or not lately.
Cranberry butter was a new, delicious butter for me to make.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Hubby plans on working all day Thanksgiving day. Not at his full-time job, but here. We have a lot of brush to take care of yet. Most likely I'll be working in the kitchen in outdoor work clothes, joining him when I can as well.
I'm typing like a mad woman, to get caught back up with National Novel Writing Month.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Sunday, November 22, 2015
It seemed as soon as we stocked some firewood by the house, the weather turned dreary, cold and then rain arrived.
Our grocery store is now selling an organic whole wheat (labeled non-gmo) bread. I was lucky to get a loaf at a good price, which I made homemade croutons with. Next batch I will try using homemade bread of some sort.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
I wasn't sure what dinner time would bring, and I did not want to miss out on "5 minutes for me."
It was another good day to
Friday, November 20, 2015
We have to remove the brush from the tree, and cut the remaining of it down, before we can set up our snow fence. This weekend Hubby is hauling our second oldest daughter's car home for an all day Saturday repair. That leaves our work undone. I'm afraid the brush will be frozen to the ground come Sunday morning.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
I gave up my computer over the weekend, and wrote with pen and paper. Which was a challenge, considering I wrote in the care with Hubby driving. I hope I can read my hand writing today. It will be a challenge in itself to get caught back up.
Upon returning, we plunged directly into reality world. No time to sip wine on the porch, or lounge around and read books either. We dove right back in whether we wanted to or not.
Friday, November 13, 2015
It's been raining and mostly drizzle in our parts. The wind arrived in full force, which I am happy to see, as it will dry out the ground and the porch furniture I need to put away yet.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
I filled my new dehydrator with organic dandelion greens. I still want to put more in the freezer, but I will be utilizing the dried greens too. They dried faster than in the old dehydrator too.
The dried greens will be used for dog food, to make tea, to add to any dish we eat, to make dandelion vinegar, and other herbal mixtures. I won't have to buy dandelion tea any more now. Oh, I can use the dandelion for poultices too.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Saturday, November 7, 2015
I haven't have enough coffee yet, and already deleted a comment accidentally. I hope that isn't a sign of how my day will be today, ha ha!
Yesterday I put up the last of the dandelion greens into the freezer. I was afraid they would go bad before my dehydrator arrived. And like all things you try to plan, my dehydrator arrived after I froze the last of the greens.
Friday, November 6, 2015
He has tumors, and some were removed, but are growing back. They are "fatty" tumors, but with that in mind, I'm drying dandelion, to sprinkle over his food (1 tsp. per every 20 lbs. of weight).
His dog treats are made with kale, so he's getting more vitamins and nutrients that way as well.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Remember the herbal oil I was heating in the sun for a plantain/comfrey salve?
Well, it's done, and I melted beeswax with it and wa-la! Homemade "Neosporin."
I washed a few lip balm containers, and some recycled baby food jars to store it in.