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 27, 2020
Updates ~ New Recipe Tried/Honey Roasted Chickpeas ~ Freezing Ginger Root
School continues to email updates and has postponed prom and graduation (not canceled like many have).
Mom and Dad are still isolated in their homes. I have a brother and daughter making sure they have what they need, but my younger brother is a first responder in the police force. That daughter also works in the public.
I finally got an email from one of my other daughters. She has lost her job, no pay while off, and has not gotten another job. I am trying my best to help via email with updated places hiring (her apt. complex is still charging rent during this pandemic). I have not heard from my oldest daughter yet. I know our Governor has put a stop to evictions due to lack of funds to pay rent, but food would be another issue for them. If you had adult kids, and they could not feed themselves or their dogs, would you let them move back in during a "shut down" right now?
I tried a new recipe to keep things as upbeat as I can here on the homestead. It didn't require flour. I saw it on the Doctors show the other day (running re-runs) and looked it up online. It's called Honey Roasted Chick-peas.
My crochet challenge from a friend. The video to make it was in spanish, ha ha! I found a somewhat written pattern that was in photos (not printable friendly really), and got her one made. They are "feathers" that work for decor or a bookmark or applique.
Immune boost tea. I also looked this up online, minus one ingredient I did not have. I had mullein, fennel and ginger. Did you know you can freeze ginger root? Wash it, dry it, wrap it in plastic wrap, and place in sealed container or freeze bag. Take out and grate as needed. Works great and ginger is on hand at all times.
I got some porch time yesterday. It was in the low 60's and we got some sun, but mostly cloudy. Oddly, traffic was still very busy (for everyone stuck at home).