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~
Sunday, November 20, 2016
First Snow ~ Winter Work
It's not hard to believe, in our state anyway, that were were out on the motorcycle on Friday, with a high of 73°F. Saturday, we woke up to very cold temperatures and had flurries all day long. I honestly thought we'd wake up to a good amount on the ground, but....
...this is what it amounted to this morning. Sorry for the blurry photo. It's cold out there and I snapped it pretty quickly.
I almost didn't think I would get up to blog today either. I fought a migraine all night long, and my lavender freezer pack was not re-freezing fast enough. I am pretty sure I kept Hubby up all night fetching it, etc. and so here I am attempting to kill off the last of the migraine with caffeine.
Hubby and I spent the morning cutting, and splitting wood. We got a good amount done, but we'll need a few more good long days to get it re-stocked. We have not yet fired up the wood stove.
It's football season, so while Hubby watched his game, I cleared the front porch of furniture. My college Vet-tech-in-training, had been on the computer doing homework all day. She saw me outside, and offered to help. There are just a few small items I need to clean up, but the big stuff is all back in storage. Cushions are all inside awaiting a good day to wash and then dry outside. I still have to cover the back porch furniture yet. I need one more tarp.
It was finally time to set up a heat lamp in the coop. I generally put two, but last year we used one and it worked fine.
We still have lots and lots of things on the "big job" to-do list. We have a kitchen floor joist that needs replaced. That's next if we can manage it with weather. Say a prayer we can get it done. I actually saw Hubby staring at one of the trees we need to cut down too. He's getting a plan, so I'm all for that. It's been a long time coming. I caught him looking in the big barn too. Another plan? Perhaps. We are considering pulling the entire barn down on a good day, and cutting up the hard wood for for the wood stove. Thankfully, he has a few nephews that have helped tear a barn down over summer. Time, the right help, and good weather. That's what we need.