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~
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016
Well, my Vet Tech-in-training, has been able to get the cat to come to her, let her hold him (a bit reluctant), and will come to the house to eat the cat food.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
I use the last of my dried calendula, poured a cup of boiling water over it, and cooled it. I used it to make an eye compress. It is a short relief, but I do feel like it helped. It was the only dried herb I had that was suggested for eyes.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
I purchased my herb seeds from three different sources this year - High Mowing, Baker Creek, and Horizon.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
This is getting posted late due to my busy day yesterday. I simply got going with dinner, while our oldest daughter came for a visit. I never got back to the computer, ha ha!
Monday, May 16, 2016
And on Sunday?
It snowed. Timmy was not happy either, as you can see. Snow in May? Unbelievable! I refused to start a fire, even though we still had wood on the porch. Crazy I say. Just crazy.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
The potatoes, the majority of the plants, look pretty healthy. I just need Mother Nature to give us a break this year. Sheesh, so many of us deserve a bumper crop this season.
The chive oil is complete now. I strained it and have it ready to try. I would love to make homemade pizzas first.
In desperation to get some homesteading garden work completed, I cut some oregano to dry. My jar is at the very bottom, so oregano is being restocked first.
Friday, May 13, 2016
Since then the new red raspberry bushes are taking flight (thankfully). The cherry tree looks great too.
I've purchased three new grape plants (for jams/jellies, juice and wine) and we are using Grit Magazine's "plan" to put them in (for a starter arbor).
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Hubby worked many extra shifts due to demand, and I still got a bike ride in. In fact, we met up with my Mother and took her out to dinner for Mother's Day. It was a full weekend for sure.
Saturday, May 7, 2016
It's been crazy busy this weekend too. Hubby and I are celebrating our birthdays together, as his work schedule is about to double. He already went to work at midnight last night for another shift. He works so hard.
Prom is tonight, and I have been hired as the photographer. We aren't sure on the weather, but sporadic storms are in the forecast, so we may not be meeting her at the "gardens" with the bike or car yet. Or just where photos will be taken.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Bug Away Spray (Mountain Rose Herbs Recipe)
The other portion, was placed into a dropper bottle. Hubby had been having trouble sleeping, and would wake up in the middle of the night.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
With a few free minutes (I'm so funny) I cut some of those fresh chives we are getting from the garden.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Sorry this post is so long. I didn't mean to keep writing, but I think I'm trying to procrastinate my exercise today, ha ha!