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, January 27, 2017
Keeping Track - Prepardness
It's not to late to start (I told myself). We ran out of items over this winter, and I want to be better at that. So, in my own planner, in which I keep track of bill payment dates and such, I am now writing down what we use.
Every time I open a package of paper towels (writing down the number in the pkg.), Kleenex, peanut butter, softener salt (always running out), dog food, cat food, coffee (oh, we drink a lot of this), I will write it in my calendar. At the onset of next winter, I will have a better idea of how much we use, and what to pre-stock before the snow starts falling.
If you are like me, you almost giggle when you are able to pull food from your freezer, pantry, and canning shelves, to make a complete meal (and not have to run out for supplies). It makes you feel so grand, that all that hard work over summer was worth it. And it's so healthy.
I'm pretty good at our gardening, canning, and freezing, but that all depends on how well of a season we have. I am always thankful for an abundance of a food, as we either can skip it another season (ha, hasn't happened yet), or have extra just in case we have bad season the next year. I'll be honest. I write it down when I can remember, but I'm not always good at that. Which has me a bit concerned I won't keep up at this new tracking thing.
What do you think? Do you track your toiletries, pantry foods you buy, meats you buy?
I think it's a grand idea. Especially now that prices have gone up and up, and the weather is so unpredictable.