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~
Friday, March 20, 2020
Rain and other tidbits
Mom is face-timing with the grand kids and that keeps her smiling. My one daughter has been making sure she gets what she needs as well.
Hubby still goes to work. They were given face masks that look like gas masks, but they are not taking temps. They can't find the touch-less thermometers, as every business till open is buying them. His job is "essential" and they have no plans to shut down.
Funny how gas prices drop so low, and we can't go anywhere.
We have a friend that returns from FL this Saturday. We'll make sure we do not go near anyone she knows. She needs to lock herself up for 14 days.
Campgrounds and the like are now closed. Prisoners with low risk are to be let out early, and now they talking about possibly closing all daycares (left open for essential workers like nurses and doctors).
You probably saw, there is a travel ban now into the U.S. I have an old high school friend in Thailand and cannot get to the US now. His flight was canceled after the travel ban.
Nothing really exciting to share, other than I got my seed orders in. There was talk they were cutting back on staff and shipping was delayed, so I'm praying my order still goes through.
I can't work outside, although the temperature will be nice today. The rain is coming down, and last night predictions of tornadoes.
I was thrilled to bring in 5 eggs yesterday. They are starting to lay more. I'm rationing their food, and giving them any scraps I can give them.
I had to order washing soda on Amazon. The last time I went to shop, it was sold out. It has arrived, so that's good.
I've been sending emails to check in on family lately. My sister in MI said she is good. The stores they run are still open for business (they sell convenience items). One cousin and my son drive semi, and those are still going. I had to message one cousin to check in on her sister who lives in CA. No words back, and someone said they are in lock down.
I am crocheting in the evenings, but no more than usual. I am deep cleaning which takes more time, but I really want to make sure our house remains clean during self quarantine, since Hubby still leaves the house. It's not really bothering me being home, other than I cannot visit Mom or Dad or my other kids.
The Governor stated there was a death in a town where my one brother works, but they have not yet confirmed if the virus was the reason.
Again, I hope you are all doing okay during this isolation and pandemic. Praying for us all right now.