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, November 29, 2015
Barn Cleaning and Other Random Tidbits
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.
Hubby helped me clean up the chicken/goat barn, and I am pleased as punch so far. We have 85% of it cleaned up, and clutter removed, some repairs made. We just need to finish the goat stall end, which is just needs the cobwebs knocked down and straw removed. I'm thrilled we had time to get it done, although the schedule for Friday was revamped. The tree was on the agenda, but the rain botched that. Either way, we got another chore (almost) completed.
Although I kept a few portable chairs on the porch, we started to stock it with winter wood.
The decorating crew is busy at work now. Tree is up, lights on, and totes all over the house. If I can locate a long extension cord, outside porch lights go up next.
I opted to stay home Sunday and finish one handmade gift, while Hubby went out with friends and family to watch the big game. I even finished a slouchy hat for another daughter. Now they all have one. I started another crochet project, but have a rug to finish next. I could use a long one in the kitchen for winter. Although I like the blue colors in the rug, I think I will finish is short for oldest daughter, and start a darker one for winter use.
I did some searching for something the other day, and ended up finding a new gift to make for next year. I'm excited about it too.
Well, the holiday weekend did not end without one kiddo getting sick. We did not even go to other houses this year. Our 16 year-old had a fever last night. I'll be checking her this morning.
This morning the rain has stopped. I wonder if I can encourage Hubby to get that one tree down today.