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~
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.
Although cold, I put a few loads of laundry out, and all of the heavy towels dried - lots of wind to help.
I used leftover sliced carrots to make a vegetable quesadilla yesterday for lunch - delicious! I added onion, green pepper, and broccoli.
Jesse (the dog) is now getting an Omega 3 for dogs added to his homemade dog food. He has fatty tumors, and his master (19 year-old daughter) did some research, and adding omega 3 may reduce his tumors.
Last night's dinner was amazing. I was digging in my recipe box a few days back, for a recipe when I saw Honey- Jalapeno Chicken Tenders. I ended up marinating the chicken all night this time, and it was amazing. I also used jalapeno slices with the seeds left in. The best ever. Spicy and delicious! I used our portable counter-top grill this time vs. the outdoor grill.
We had a doe on the property last night before dark. Kind of neat to see her. Either she was going for the kale in my garden, or the pasture to bed down for the night.
I added the last color of scrap yarn to the scrap yarn blanket I am crocheting. I hope to finish it in the next few days.
I have really scaled back on gift giving this year. I'm making less homemade gifts than ever. It wasn't planned, but it feels a bit odd too. I typically have it together by Thanksgiving.
I'm starting a slouchy hat for one of the girls. She is the only one that doesn't have one.
I'm scaling back on outdoor Christmas lights too. I typically have them around the porch and side of the house, but I think just the porch is enough. Maybe this year's motto will be "less is best." Unless Hubby finds blue lights, then it will be only one evergreen tree, which would be very pretty.
I was invited to a Christmas craft venue, but I do not have enough to set up and sell. Maybe next year. They kids enjoy doing it, and I find it fun and relaxing.
I have no plans today. Oddly. I do have a few boxes of donations that need dropped off. I better look over my to-do list. I might get a head start on the barn cleaning today.
Good News! I found out Son is able to come home for Christmas!!! He's already making plans to take the girls to the movies - a tradition with him.