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, May 2, 2019
Jippity Do Dah
Rain is now a "four letter word" around here. We finally got up to 77°F, but couldn't do a thing outside. It's getting depressing, so I have been turning on every light in the house, putting on music and staying busy with cleaning. Found some division flash cards and phonics - in the goodwill pile now.
The heat lamp caused major dust in my utility room, so I'm glad I never got that room deep cleaned prior to the chicks being in there. What a mess. I can't wash coats and jackets until the rain stops either.
Let's just say that the clothesline is not in full swing. I caved, washed bedding and towels, and used the (gulp) dryer.
Lost my "jippity" in this mass of rainy do-dah days. Now the forecast says rain here almost every day until May 15th. Not sure after that.
Question for soap makers out there? I bought essential oils from Hoegger to make goat's milk soap, and they are about 5 years old. What do you think the shelf life is on them? I do not plan to have dairy goats in the near future either. No source to get goat's milk right now either. Or if they are still good, anyone have a recipe for soap making that doesn't use goat's milk (won't be the same, but I don't want to waste it if it's good oil).