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 24, 2021

Nothin' Much.....

Nothing much going on here lately.  We were conserving hot water until our propane was delivered.  Someone forgot to check the tank, but thankfully we prepaid last fall and delivery was the same day.  However, that meant dirty dishes piled up, ha ha!  Oh boy, I guess we'll keep a better eye on it. At least we didn't run completely out.

I felt bad for the guy delivering the propane too.  He had to walk through a 4 foot drift of snow around the garage to do it.  The snow is slowly melting here.  I've been busy shoveling snow away from the house foundation, garage doors, entryway etc.

Our propane company pulled in the drive again yesterday.  I went out with our receipt and told him they already filled us up.  He wasn't happy about it, but that's not my problem.  Their company had routes double booked I guess.

We are melting away here.  Love the weather, but the one side of our drive was pretty much flooded.  I had to tell Daughter T to not come over unless she had rain boots.  She opted to stay home.  Later last night the water receded.  Thankfully, it's melting at a nice pace, but a muddy mess as predicted.

The chickens are going stir-crazy.  We are upon coyote mating season.  I can't let them out and alone for too long at a time, and the gigantic snow drift in their run has not melted.  The younger ones absolutely hate the snow, ha ha!



Debi said...

After we ran out of propane on Thanksgiving day we opted for the "budget plan". We sign up in August and pay a set amount each month based on the previous year's usage and then the company makes regular deliveries... they guarantee that we won't run out. We never have and if we use less than they predict they roll the extra over into the next year and adjust the price. We have to keep the path to the tank clear or they won't deliver.

mamasmercantile said...

Our chickens are locked up at the moment due to Avian flu that is about at the moment. They are not happy but sadly there is nothing we can do about it. So glad you managed to get the prophane delivered.

Kristina said...

Debi, that is a great plan. We don't have that option, but we can pre-pay in the fall with a good price. We do have to call and have it delivered. My husband sort of made a path for the guy, but I'll remember to shovel now if we do have snow when it's delivered.

Kristina said...

mamasmercantile, sorry to hear there is bird flu there. My chicken coop needs cleaned so badly, and there is still a huge snow drift in their run. I have to wait for it to melt or they will climb it and get out while I'm cleaning. Hopefully this weekend I can clean it. There is also the matter of getting straw from the barn, but if the drifts melt it should work out.