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, March 22, 2020
Checking In ~ What's your Update?
I for one, miss the library. I had to put in an order with Thrift books to calm myself down. I'll spray the packages when they arrive. It'll be the last until this is over, as I have a few other books to read too.
To be honest, I'm doing more cleaning right now, but it's tapering off. I haven't increased my crochet time, but that will happen soon.
I have been putting more food in the freezer from the last grocery run - blanching and freezing greens, freezing bell peppers, dehydrating mushrooms and onions, freezing more broccoli and cauliflower etc. I could not find organic zucchini anywhere. Hopefully, next trip I can find some. Most people are not buying fresh fruit and veggies so I try and pick some up when we need any essential (pick up service now since delivery is not possible and we don't want to go in stores right now).
I also started a plantain tincture as preventative measures.
Hubby wanted to help a local restaurant and go get take out. I said, "you know, I'd rather cook considering what's going on in the world and germs can attach to those take out containers and you don't know who the cooks have been around." He quickly agreed.
Steamed broccoli, quinoa topped with homemade meatballs (with oats), and a sauce that used some of my home canned grape jelly.
Updates: Senior centers and adult day cares are closing. I heard 60 days of no interest on student loans (thankful for that, as we are still paying on one daughter's stint to Kent State, and will never do that again since she's changed her career choice more than twice now).
Anyway, other than the governor stressing the importance of social distancing and staying home and not going to the store for anything but essentials (food, animal food, toiletries etc.).
As of yesterday our state has had 3 deaths from the virus. It seems we huddle around to watch the TV everyday for updates, but the all seem pretty much the same. "we don't know" etc etc.
Our 18 year-old is going bonkers. She has homework, but wants to take the dog to the park for a walk. All parks are now closed. I told her to make the best of our isolated (thankful for that) 6 acres. I'll keep her busy with maybe some cooking lessons of some sort.
A friend has challenged me with a small crochet project. If it works out, I'll post an update.