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~
Friday, November 6, 2015
Dandelion Greens for Dogs ~ Crocheted Cowls ~ Writing Update
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.
Yesterday, I made it to the porch for a bit. Most the day was spent indoors due to the farmer spraying (again).
I managed to crochet myself a wool cowl. It's a short one for outdoor work, and I also finished a longer one for keeping warm this winter. I am told we'll have a mild winter, but I am prepared either way. I made my cowls using bulk wool yarn, and a HDC stitch, in back loops only.
I've written 10,000 of the 50,000 word count for November's National Novel Writing Month. I'm getting there much quicker than in past years.
We were to go camping this weekend (again), but one daughter has homecoming, and needs a ride there and back, and invited a friend to stay the night. I'm the last to know these things evidently. Sigh....
Hubby wants to take the camper over for one night (trying to make up for saying yes to our daughter and not telling me), but it's not worth it for one night. That's too much work with a pop up, and way too cold for a tent. It is already very windy today, and it will dip down to the 30's this Saturday and Sunday night. Honestly, that is too cold, even with a heater in the camper.
It's just that I am used to having balance with marriage and kids, and the kids are trumping my "marriage time" this fall. If I don't have balance, I become irritable and down right scary. My entire weekend last weekend was filled with screaming girls, so another weekend with girls over was not what I wanted to hear.
I'll get over it (again), and keep myself busy with other things. Maybe, with my sour attitude, I should write a few "thankful" moments today?
Today I am thankful for:
~ being one day ahead on my word count
~ not having to cook dinner tonight
~ for honey
~ for fresh ginger
~ hot water
~ Son finally getting his box of winter clothing
~ as always, organic coffee
~ God's Word
~ pencil and paper
~ stashed yarn
~ the sale of one slouchy hat (that's money that goes into my "island" fund)