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~
Thursday, November 17, 2016
More Pumpkins ~ It's Walnut Time ~ Feeling Festive
Those are roasted and in the freezer now too. I have 6 more cups now.
Guess what else I'm doing?
Cracking locally grown walnuts. I'm so thrilled about this. We were invited to come get them ourselves (pick them), and we have not had time. Hubby's co-worker, not only picked them for us, but gifted us two bags of them. I'm so excited to get these.
School closed due to fog yesterday, so I jumped on that opportunity and high-tailed it outside with two young, less ambitious than I, daughter helpers. Side patio table, odds and ends, were all put away for winter, herb pots pushed up to the house, tomato stakes all in storage (except for a few that fell out of the garden cart and I missed), leaves all swept off, and one hose put away.
Feeling a bit more accomplished, and with a slight bit of play time, and feeling a wee bit festive......
I dug through the freezer to rotate out older cranberries and made us a pot of hot cranberry punch.
Writing update this month? Well, I fell off the wagon for several days, but jumped back on again.
I feel I lack my gusto, because I haven't read much either. To write better, I need to read books. I have not had the time. I got these from the library, and hope to crack one open. Even if it's 15-30 minutes a day. Ha! And that is pushing it.
Fog was thick all night, but go figure. Every school in the area is delayed today but ours. Our 17 year-old daughter has to be driven to school early for her National Honor Society meeting. Guess who's driving her there in her pajamas? She's taking her driver's test tomorrow. Cross your fingers.