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.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Monday, February 29, 2016

Houseplant Experiment ~ Random Tidbits

My re-potted succulent plants had a few bits of plants break off. 

We have placed them in starter cups in hopes to bring them to grow new plants.  

We'll let you know if they grow this way.  According to the internet sources, I think we are doing it right.  The girls have given each one a name. 

My Hubby and I have been under the weather, him much more so than I.  I switched things up a bit and made an elderberry tea with turmeric and cinnamon.  We sipped that all day Sunday.  He rested in bed, I took to the porch and stole several hours of fresh air and the outdoors.  It was a bit windy, but the front porch was pretty nice.  

I feel much better today, but Hubby went to work feeling a big off.  I do feel the teas (and rest) have helped

The weekend did not pass without another visit from the nuisance business.  Either it's him doing it or a hired cronie.  This time it was a person on a 4-wheeler who went around the property the wee hours Saturday morning.

Today it's a bit colder and still windy.   



Kim said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. And I wish hubs all the best as well. I have started plants from the leaves like this before but I always placed the broken end in the soil. Or what is even quicker is to take a container and stretch clingwrap over the top and with an ice pick make holes and put the leaves thru the holes and into the water. You must keep the water level up so the leaves are alway touching. It takes about 1-2 months sometimes for them to grow. But I have some right now that I just potted up. Good luck!

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Thanks Kim, my 16 year-old is taking care of the new starts. I'll give her the tips.

Susan said...

I love that your daughters have given each little sprig a name. I bet that will help in the propagation. I'm sorry you and your hubby have been feeling ill and hope your good remedies will to their jobs. As to your evil neighbor - have you thought of putting up a trail camera to get some photographic evidence of the harassment?

Mama Pea said...

God to hear you're feeling better but too bad your hubby had to go to work feeling so punk. We're back in the deep freeze today (8° and falling) and supposedly won't see any warm weather until this coming weekend. But we didn't get the 3" or so of snow forecast for over night so that's good. A lot of our snow melted on last Saturday although looking out onto the garden and raised beds, it's still a solid landscape of white, white, white.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Susan, Hubby and I have some ideas pertaining to the neighbor. It does help when two or more of us view them doing this too.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Mama Pea, Hubby was still feeling badly yesterday,but went to work again today. I'm filling him up with good soup and hot tea. I think we are to get some snow today, but I honestly can't remember. My evening hen duty is right when the news comes on. I'll be checking the weather this morning.

RB said...

I've started a few aloe and hens-n-chicks, and we always started by sticking the cut end in the dirt. Cute your kids have named some. Hope they all make it.
I hope you all get to feeling better. As for the nuisance, we have one that sits outside my bedroom window with his car radio blaring all hours of the day and night. I just turn my tv up louder. I've spoken to him a time or two. I don't think he means to be an irritation. I think he's just self-centered and doesn't think of others. I wonder how his toddlers sleep. Poor kids.
God bless.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

RB, gosh, toddlers and noise? I wonder how they sleep too.