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 20, 2015
Winter Prep Continues
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.
I've been watching the weather, and next weekend rain is in the forecast. I hope it changes, because we haven't even purchased a new wood stove. I may be forced to have our stove cleaned and use it one more year.
Either way, I am working my bum off trying to do everything I can possibly do by myself, before the kids get home. Last night I had one of the girls help haul the largest of the porch furniture from the back patio and we got it all in storage.
I'm going to start dragging brush to the burn pile today, and just do what I can, as I can. Last night we pushed ourselves to get it done before dark.
Lunch yesterday, was a grilled Peanut butter and banana sandwich, using organic olive oil vs. butter. I took it to the porch.
I enjoyed a nice lunch outdoors, while the weather allows.
Dinner prep usually involves the chickens. I treated them to carrot peelings. Had the goats been here, they would have gotten potato peelings. They went into the compost.
It's difficult when dinner is on the stove too. Crock pot dishes may the menu on future weekends.
Last night I made meatloaf, mashed potatoes and garlic, carrots, and corn (Hubby loves corn with this meal). By the way, I used ground organic oats in place bread crumbs, and it worked wonderfully.
The sage honey was drained and ready for winter tea or just spreading on a slice of toasted homemade bread.
The sun is already up, so I must scoot. I need to find supplies to start winterizing the chicken/goat barn - another job that got delayed.