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, October 12, 2016
Beautiful Sunrise ~ Garlic ~ Me
Yesterday morning, the sunrise was just gorgeous. I took this in the beginning. Then I took this photo...
That was about the time the school bus came. Then I was getting ready to do laundry, and another dog wanted to go out.
I ran back inside and grabbed my camera before that little bit of rainbow disappeared. Do you see it? In the center? I heard it was a double rainbow, as one of my daughter's saw it going to class.
A few months ago, I pre-ordered a 1/2 pound of Russian Giant garlic. I counted 29 cloves cloves. This is new to the garden.
I also ordered 1/2 pound of Moroccan Creole Garlic. I got exactly 52 cloves. Those were planted. I was very impressed on how many cloves per bulb it had.
It's not a lot of new garlic, but with my own garlic planted for the remainder of the space, I have about 200 bulbs planted for next year - three varieties.
Apparently, Dallas wants to be a free range goat, ha ha! The other week, he was out roaming and followed the dogs inside before our daughter knew it. He was inside the door just walking around in the house, ha ha! The last time we ran out of hay, he was mad and learned to jump the stall in the barn, in which he can walk right out and enjoy the grass on the other side of the fence (even though they have a large fenced area). Most days he just sticks around the barn, but yesterday.....yeah. He was nibbling down the poison ivy, so I just kept an eye on him, then all the sudden he was up to the door looking in, ha ha! Then eating peppermint out of my herb pots. Oye. Had to holler for the kids to put him on a tie out. What a cantankerous goat.
I spent the afternoon slicing and dicing bell peppers. I still have hot peppers to take care of today. I want to get it all done before we get our first frost. Part of the stuffed peppers will be our dinner tonight too. Last night's ham bean soup went into the freezer for winter as well. With only 3 meat eating people, soup can easily be stocked up now. I'm just running out of freezer space.
I am finally sharing a photo of myself. My 9th grade daughter and I did a small "photo shoot" while the pot simmered last night. I was in "dressy" clothing due to the expected company we were having (which didn't happen due to Hubby working over time).
Anyway, you get to meet me finally. The above photo was from September. Hubby and I had just been on a motorcycle ride, and I went out to care for the hens in the evening. He and one daughter were pulling in with a load of hay and just starting laughing. They both said "Biker chick meets farmgirl" and snapped this photo. I thought you would enjoy, ha ha!
Today, it's back into garden garb. I need to bandage my cuts and scrapes from yesterday's work before going out. And that would be after I stuff peppers.