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~

Thursday, September 29, 2016


Hubby and I had a good laugh at the end of yesterday.  As we were driving home, I said, "I feel like I'm playing hookie from my tomatoes."  I really was, and it felt so good.

We went to the movies to get out of the house, watching "The Magnificent Seven."  Don't worry,
there was no nasty buttered movie popcorn in our diet, and of course no soda pop. 

Movies tire me out, just sitting there, so we went to an antique mall to get a long, slow walk in our day.  Hubby needs to be moving, but not fast.  He really enjoyed it, and he didn't get tired like he used too.  What a good feeling it is to see him with so much energy. 

It was raining, and we could not walk outside, but we enjoyed our breakfast on the porch too.  

In the very second to last aisle of the antique mall, I found this!!  I had been looking for a square one and the rooster on it just made my day.  It's in good shape, and just needs a good cleaning.

The forecast is 90% rain today, and Hubby offered to help me put up some tomatoes.  I'm thinking just freezing the ripe ones and letting the others sit, I really could use more in the freezer.   

And we can always paint the doors to keep Hubby from sitting too much.  I purchased red paint early in the spring, and we have 3 house doors that will be painted this fall.

Today, we will just worry less, hurry less, pray more, and hug more.  And I may sneak out back and pull at least one tomato plant out.  Oh, the joy of ripping them out is long over due.  I'll just have to remember to rip off a few green ones for Hubby's cake.


Susan said...

So glad to hear that your hubby is feeling better! I know what you mean about the joy of yanking out tomato plants!

Kristina said...

Susan, it's raining, but as soon as I can, I'm pulling out those plants.

Sam I Am...... said...

So glad he is feeling better and doing so well. Is that a cake container you bought? I like it whatever it is!

Kristina said...

Sam I Am, yes it is a cake container. I have looked for a square one for a long time. I can put either round or square cakes in it.