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 17, 2021



The boys also shoveled me a path to get to the other side of the drive, but I needed to shovel out getting into the coop.  There was snow in the coop and a huge drift in the run.  Lovely.

We got 12 inches of snow by Tuesday morning.   We have 17 inches on the ground.  A nephew came and plowed us out, but more snow is coming.  Sigh.

They predicted -8°F last night.  I filled water jugs.  Woke up to a wind-chill of -11°F.  I made sure there was plenty of food for leftovers for today too.

Daughter K made it to work yesterday, as the downgraded us before she had to be to work (level 3 is a level the Sheriff can give you a ticket for being on the road). She got to work, but said all the stores in the strip she works in were closed.  She just wanted to go home, as the roads are still not good and no one was shopping (as should be).

Youngest was told she should not go to work, and if the salon opened, they'd just have two people there.  They ended up staying closed.  My husband who got his truck stuck yesterday, got it out with the nephews and he made it to work (although drove during a level 3).

I got busy in the kitchen, by first making a breakfast bake - zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli, onion, green pepper, jalapeno, garlic, dandelion greens, bacon and chives.

Next up was a strawberry crisp, using strawberries I froze.

Made some more homemade seasoned salt.

Made a double batch of my version of "chex mix" for the girls.  I normally only make this for the holidays.

Dinner?  A new recipe - pizza casserole (posting recipe soon) using Einkorn penne. Our side dish?  Zucchini and corn saute.  However, I didn't get the side veggie made.  I will get it made today though.

The craft supply purge continues.  It's gonna get me into more trouble.  I found these and they are USA made.  I may be making something.  Or not.  We'll see if the craft bug stays or goes.  



Oh my the snow! Y'all really have a lot of it. It's pretty but praying for your and all's safety during this time. Your food is making me starve looks so delicious! I am going to make your seasoned salt too! Hey you are one busy lady purging your supplies. I did that a while back but need to pull out and make some use of the things. I so enjoyed this post. Stay safe my friend!

Beside a babbling brook... said...

You-Got-Snow!!!! We are "pikers" compared with you. But we were very lucky, that our ice cover melted in the day, before the wind came. Sooooo lucky!

All that shoveling and you still did all the cooking! You are Super Woman!

And oh but that food looks good! And warming! And speaks of "Home"! Which was the purpose, you were going for of course.

Kristina said...

Hibiscus house, the seasoned salt is my favorite and plan to gift it next holiday season. It tastes better than stuff in the stores.

Kristina said...

Beside a babbling brook, when I went out to feed/water the hens I was sort of humming along and stopped dead in my tracks when I saw the coop drifted in. I just started laughing and shoveled it out.

Cockeyed Jo said...

LOL the more you purge, the more you find to buy.

Kristina said...

Cockeyed Jo, the plastic canvas was in my craft supply stash, ha ha! However, I don't know if I have the colors of yarn I need to do what I want with it. I may just pass it on to our daughter (the one with our grandkids).