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~
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Bread Baking ~ Library visit
The weather continues to be wet and cold here. I made a trip to the library and brought home these:
E.T. is for the girls to watch. They've never watched it before. E.T. was a movie I watched in my hometown theater (when movies were shown via a reel), which is now a classy bar. Go figure. The drug store that my Dad part owned, next door to the theater is also a bar. It's kind of sad that those old time businesses could not be re-opened to the same type of business.
Anyway, the Christmas book look interesting, although it was written way before internet, smart phones and other gadgets. I'll see if it's any good. The last none is one I've borrowed before, but I wanted to read about homemade cat food. I borrowed several on growing mustard as well.
I actually took a few minutes to have tea on the porch. I'm pretty sure today it will be too cold.
Something random . . . one day I want to have a "Little House" Christmas with the family. Meaning nothing, whatsoever store bought, store manufactured, or made by a factory. I want to have a homespun, from scratch, Christmas, and completely do away with buying of gifts.
The kids still ask for things they want like make up, movies, etc. I get it. They are kids. But one day, it will be a homespun Christmas here. Instead of spending those hours shopping in crowded stores (or spending countless hours surfing the internet), I want to spend it sipping coffee or tea, baking cookies together, or reading together, or simply enjoying the company of family (and friends) together. To make that happen, I'd have to rent a cabin that does not have wifi. If I turned it off here, they'd find a way to turn it back on.
We have dense fog here this morning. It's a good day to tidy up indoors, and finish up my chores from yesterday.