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, April 9, 2017
Amazing Friday ~ Re-Purpose ~ Random Homestead Happenings
I decided to recycle a bathroom stand (no longer needed) by spray painting it. It was a "dust collector" for bathtub salts etc. Those are now stored in a wooden box on the tub ledge. Less to dust.
It's now going to be an outside summer plant stand. I love flowers, so now I can "gussy" up another entry way this summer.
We spent yesterday cutting wood and picking up all the branches and limbs that came down over winter. We fired up the mower, and our youngest was taught how to mow our 6 acres. Believe it or not, I felt great (no pain, no achy back,etc.). I was proud of her too. She thanked us for getting her out of the house, ha ha!
I almost had some wonderful news, but that is delayed. We were setting up a date to fell trees, and Hubby even called the equipment rental to reserve the lift. Oye. Sure enough someone had it reserved next weekend. Oh the frustrated sigh that expelled. We were so close to moving forward on this project. Say a prayer, send good thoughts. He's focused on it after picking up all those branches and chainsawing up the 20 foot limbs it dropped.
My heirloom tomatoes are up. The real test will be when I take them out of here and plant them into larger containers.
We are using daylight only right now.
The egg production is back in swing. Again, no Araucana eggs. Hm. I washed them up to boil. We loved having boiled eggs in salads, sandwiches, and snacks.
What's been on the breakfast plate lately? Pumpkin pancakes made with some garden pumpkin puree. Delicious! I used the last bit of batter to treat the pups. We make little pancakes for them. Old man Jesse got two.