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~
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Walking and other Tidbits
I also helped stack the firewood. I took a trip to town with Hubby as well, however, by dinner time we were all too tired to even cook (ha ha ha!).
I used to fall asleep at 5-6pm, I was able to stay away until 8pm, and slept in until 6:30am for once. I have been getting up at 4:30a-5am lately (which is okay for gym days when those resume).
Today's tasks to keep myself moving? Laundry. Getting the mail, checking the animals, crochet work (for the order put in), and walking and stretches. The next goal? Baking homemade bread.
It's raining here today, so the laundry goes on racks. It's been in the 40's, but will soon dip down again.
I brought up the idea of getting more hens, putting up a standing box by the U-drive (and putting in a metal "honor system" box), but Hubby quickly said no. He said he does not want anyone on the property, considering we are on the highway, which could bring in riff-raff and unwelcome trouble. I don't see it, as a guy down the road has had a produce stand for years. He has a U-drive, smaller than ours , too. I even suggested putting hand knitted and crocheted small items in the driveway box (with doors for weather), and he nixed that too. He said "farmer's markets are okay, but no selling from the driveway."
There is a country (local) business not far for us, with a gift shop in it. I may call and see if she is even remotely interested in buying some knitted dishcloths wholesale to sell there. They sell locally made pottery. Then again, I heard the owner is not nice too. I guess a phone call will tell us soon enough.
My nettle is running out. I failed to dry enough for winter, and today I am making a much needed tea infusion for "body exhaustion" and to fill me up with energy and goodness.