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~
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Youngest learned a lot at her job shadow day. First, she learned working a full-time job out side the home, is a long day. She got to answer phones, sweep hair, help with rollers, clean combs and brushes, and more. I'm glad she had the opportunity to experience the atmosphere of what she really wants to do when she gets older. Unfortunately, the school makes this "mandatory" job shadow day when they are only 14 years-old. I think it should be when they are approaching 16 years-old.
Herbal News! I ran out of lemongrass. Sigh. I had to buy a bag of organic online until spring arrives. I love the tea. It has so many benefits, and one being a "calming" tea. I don't even add honey. It's tough each day to decide what tea to drink anymore, they are all so good.
I just discovered you can make tea from calendula flower too. Lots and lots of stuff to learn yet. I have one daughter who suffers greatly with menstrual cramps (vomiting and diarrhea too), so I may try this tea with her. I have to research the age it's appropriate for, but I think she's old enough.
Did I ever tell you folks that the last time I had a dental cleaning, the hygienist told me my gums were in excellent health? Most likely from the herbal teas I drink (she agreed).
My 16 year-old, while doing dishes in the evening:
"What did you do Mom? Brew tea from grass?"
They should know be now. Yes. It was lemongrass. Silly kid.
The rain Gods must have felt we have not quite had enough, so they dumped more on us. I said a little prayer each time I took a walk to the hens or walk the dogs. There was a layer of ice all over my drive and it was not warm enough to completely melt it (before the rain arrived).
This morning? Well, there is a bit of ice, but at 5am, the cars were driving at full speed. We are to get snow and winds of 35mph today. It is colder, but no snow yet.