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, February 24, 2016
I am slowly restocking the freezer. I made a batch of homemade meatballs, using 1/3 of them for dinner and putting the rest in the freezer. I joked to Hubby, that when all the kids move out, one batch of these meatballs will last us a year.
I have been dumping a 1/2 pint of corn relish into cooked green beans here lately. With half of the family, and two of them who moved back in, it's easier than trying to make two batches of (however much missed by me) bacon grease beans and one batch for vegetarians.
This has prompted me to purchase organic bacon anyway, and will make the meat lovers here a crock pot of bacon/BBQ green beans. We can side them with most anything.
I made another trip to the library, bringing home many books. I'm looking for a "brain booster" tea now. One with ingredients I can grow and can obtain easily, and of course organic. I don't have a ginkgo tree, nor want one either. The nuts would just as difficult as my blank walnut tree I think.
I got absolutely no cleaning done yesterday, but I did deliver Dad some meals.
I have two kiddos feeling slightly poorly. I am hearing so many folks are getting the flu, so we are using our anti-ill essential oil spray a lot. I still have concentrate, so I have not had the need to make it myself (yet).
Woke up to rain today. Pouring down rain. It's a good day to tackle another cleaning area.
I thought I was down to washing down walls and my pie safe, but I totally forgot about my utility/everything room.