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, March 2, 2016
It has been, and will continue to be a busy week of running kids here and there.
My "eye health" tea ran out, so I took time yesterday to mix up some butcher's broom and dried bilberries. I just add freshly grated ginger when I brew it. Bilberries are sometimes difficult to get, but I can tell you 4 ounces is equal to 1 cup. And they are somewhat expensive when purchased organic (but worth it).
I have more old recipes to purge. I found a stack of some that I never even tried, and had placed in my old recipe box. Ha! I found folded up papers, and so much stuff I can let go of. Today, I'm copying my Grandmother's recipes that I do use, to larger cards, or adding them to my computer (I just like to have a printed back up, and do not like to rely on my computer). The original recipes, handwritten on 3 x5 cards are being handed down to the kids.
I made a quick trip to the library and have a stack of books to look through. Today, I honestly feel like doing nothing. My morning routine is out of whack, and I tend to let that throw off my day.
Hubby is feeling better. I had to yell at him to gargle with salt water. He can be stubborn. So many people forget the simple power of salt.