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.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Canning Applesauce ~ Writing Again ~ Scarf in Progress

I've been getting up about 5-5:30am to stoke the fire.   We woke up to 19°F.   We will need to cut more wood this weekend.  The repairs on the coop have been delayed due to the dark days, and how dark it is when Hubby gets off work.  Repairs resume on the weekend as well.

I finally got around to canning some applesauce.  It pretty much took most of my morning and afternoon.  I bought 20# this year (I haven't canned applesauce in a few years now).  Remaining apples will be in the cooler garage.  I may can another half-batch of applesauce too.

...and since I had apples, I put steel cut oats in the crocky for our next breakfast (cutting the brown sugar down this time).  The apples and raisins add enough sweetness.

Guess what's on the menu this weekend?  Crockpot "fried" apples with breakfast.

Hubby and I watched a good movie on Netflix the other night.  It was pretty good too.  It's call Falling INN love.  While watching it, Hubby asked me "you need to be writing again."  I agree, so I will carve time in my day for that again.  Who knows, maybe I'll be bringing in some extra cash for our new coop fund?  Anyway, the movie is good, don't let the title make you think it's just another love story.  Once you watch it, you see why "writing" was brought up while watching it.

I have all the granny squares made for the scarf I'm gifting.  I just have to crochet them all together now.


Sam I Am...... said...

The applesauce looks wonderful! Have you guys ever tried those headband lights? There's a couple in Alaska where they have little daylight in the Winter and they use those all the time for working "in the dark". I love your Granny Square scarves...I need to put those on my "list"! Oatmeal is sounding good with the cold temps! It warms up nicely during the day here but mornings are pretty chilly at about freezing level. Stay warm!

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Sam I Am, I do have a headband light, and used it to crochet black yarn the other day. Today I will be putting up more lights for Christmas and hopefully chill time with a candle and hot cocoa. It is very cold here right now, so I have a fire going 24/7 too.

Henny Penny said...

Your applesauce looks good. I've never cooked steel cut oatmeal. Guess I don't know how. I do eat oatmeal for breakfast a lot though. I saw that movie advertised. Now I wish I had watched it. I did think it was just another one of those Christmas love stories. :)

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Henny Penny two people do fall in love in the movie, but it's more than that. I don't eat oats daily. I rotate them with other breakfast meals.

Carol said...

The applesauce looks good. I made apple butter this year and it is delish!

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Thanks Carol, we've made apple butter too. Yum.