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, June 8, 2017
Putting up and trying to maintain
Eggs are in overload, so we'll be boiling some soon. I'll have to put some aside for a few weeks. Notice there are no green/blue eggs? Can Araucanas egg color change? If not, they are severally slacking.
Most of the herb garden is in full swing. It's almost completely weeded now too. I decided to whip up an asparagus/radish frittata with some green onions for breakfast.
The house is getting cleaned up. Wine bottles stored for future wine making, bathroom trash emptied, kitchen office area spic and span, but my afternoon was zapped out of the day by taking a last minute trip to the "big city."
I finally took the cable box back. While paying the bills, I realized I had not done that. Now that I finally have my car to my little own self, I got that job done. Now we have better speed on the internet, and have reduced the bill. We'll save $115/month by cutting our cable out. The kids were the reason Hubby kept it, but we are all ready to use netflix, movies from the library, and get an antennae. The only problem, was they didn't give me a cable and I had to make a second trip back to town. Dinner wasn't cooked, so it was grilled cheese. I had enough time to clean up and retire for the night, but glad paperwork was done, and one more area of the house cleaned up.
The back patio was washed off, swept, and furniture tilted to dry out from the rain. I still need the table umbrella out, and a few more pieces of furniture. I need to clean off the boot stand at the door, sweep off the front porch, install a rain barrel, replace tracks on a kitchen drawer, move an old toilet to the "dump" pile in the barn (Hubby swears he'll get that job done before this weekend, but I know he won't)...and much more needs done. The carrots need weeded, as well as the kale, green beans and popcorn, but I know at this point, I'll have to let some weeding wait until the party is over. I still have the entire master bath to clean. Rugs to wash. Utility room to tidy up....yeah...I'm a' gonna' be a bit scatter brained.