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~

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Boring Post but a Post No less

The predicted "freeze" is coming soon.  I, although my husband said not to until he was home, went out to shovel some of the deep snow in the drive.  Thankfully, the nephews showed up and plowed the entire drive.

Hubby made fun of my BPA free, food grade water jugs.  They hold 7 gallons each.  They will be filled and ready if our pipes freeze.  Our wind chill is said to feel like -25°F so I will write a list and make sure all the laundry is done, water is available for animals/us, all the dishes done, etc.  I am already with oil lamps, oil, and extra wicking.  Wood is split and on the porch, but we'll split more before this coming Friday.

I threw together a crock pot soup with items that needed used up and some leftover ham.  It was nice to have a hot soup after shoveling.  I made skillet bread to go with it.

Ideas for revitalizing and energizing yourself (cont.):
21. Don't be afraid of failure
22. Practice living in the present
23. Get friendly with leisure
24. Reward yourself
25. Admit to yourself how you feel



M. Meyers said...


RockPilesAndCaterpillars said...

Ohhhh whatever is in the cast iron looks delicious! :)

Faith said...

Yuck! I hope they are wrong like usual. But I will get out to the store we've got enough supplies ( no hoarding) Make some bread, maybe croissant kind, and food which warms the soul. A nice pot of chilli and corn bread, or stuffed cabbage. Stay warm. Our oil lamp is ready too.

mamasmercantile said...

You sound prepared for the freeze, here's hoping the pipes don't freeze and you stay cosy. I have heard of skillet bread but never tasted it, one of these days I will give it a go.

Kristina said...

M. Myers, I'll look up the location of the bread recipe and share it. It is very good bread.

Kristina said...

RocksPilesAndCaterpillars, the skillet bread is so good and goes very fast in this house. Will be posting the link or location for the recipe.

Kristina said...

Faith, I love the water jugs I bought for extra water. I too, am hoping they are wrong.

Kristina said...

mamasmercantile, the bread is very good. Softer than most I make too.