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~
Saturday, October 5, 2019
The Struggles, Set Backs and Disappointments
I woke up to this sunrise on October 1st. I can't help but wonder if September went out like a hurricane or tornado, topping off our worst garden year ever. Although I have a good start on medicinal prep (see past post), I just woke up today feeling like a wasted so much time and money on the garden(s) this year.
It's not just weather that affects a good garden harvest, it is also life in general.
This year has been rough. All around.
After this year, I have been asking myself "is it worth it?" and "why do I do this to myself?"
I've even thought about getting rid of all my chickens, because no one has "time" to feed and care for them for me. Hubby works many hours and daughter has had a TON of homework lately. They are not laying either right now thanks to the darn roosters I obtained by buying straight run and no one interested in taking any.
The struggles and disappointments this year have never been more real.
We need another trip to the island(or camping trip), where I can get my mind off everything and restore some of my sanity. Again.
Off my soap box. Thanks for listening. Seriously, if you stopped in to read this, thank you for visiting.