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~
Friday, November 18, 2016
Mr. Fox is back ~ Tidbits
She rounded the big barn, and through it, she heard a noise and saw the fox on the other side. King freaked out, pulled backwards, completely freeing himself from his collar.
The chase was on. King barreled after the fox, as she watched the weeds sway. She screamed and screamed, then sobbed horribly.
King ran straight into the woods.
After moments of shear panic she had lost her "baby" he ran back out of the woods to her.
We've now switched from collars and leashes, to harnesses and leashes. The fox has to find a new home.
I'm hoping the chase has run the fox completely off this time, but he/she seems to come around when the chickens are out of their coop and in their run. When they are inside there is no sign of Mr. fox.
We'll be staking out the big barn. We can't have our dogs getting hurt, bit or even chasing a fox out into the highway. Chickens will remain in the coop for a few more days.
Speaking of chickens, I found a new poultry butcher closer to home. I need to give them a call and get prices.
As for me, I went and got myself sick. Not sure how, but spent most of the day yesterday in bed (Yikes!). I started out cleaning the bathroom sink and mirror, and started to feel stomach issues. I cleaned a bit more, and that was it. Some sort of virus (had a slight fever), so I downed my mullein tincture (anti-viral) and sipped hot ginger tea. I regret not stocking up on club soda, as I really wanted to sip cold ginger-ale. I was about to try anise seed tea next. Either way, I learned my lesson in emotional exhaustion. Don't let it happen. It becomes physical. What's on the to-do list? I'm making myself a a few new different tinctures. Just to make sure we have things covered for the winter.