Pioneer Woman at Heart

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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~

Monday, August 23, 2021

Hot but Productive Weekend

We were very productive over the weekend.  Got more taken out of the upstairs, weed whacking almost caught up, all flower beds but one weeded, herb garden weeded.  Picked up more totes and got more yarn and crafting supplies moved to the upstairs.  Started another box for donations, tore down more boxes, made a trip to recycling and more.

It's been ridiculously hot here.  No rain in sight. Watering is happening, but only on certain parts of the garden now.

Hubby finally looked at Daughter K's car.  The AC is not working.  Unfortunately, it needs more work than he thought.

Speaking of working on her car.....weird things happened on Sunday.  While he was out working on the car, and I had just got out of the shower (after working in the herb garden), a woman literally (kid you not) walked out of the woods behind our property, walked up to the driveway and asked for water and use of a phone.  We were like "what is going on?"  She had some sort of story that didn't make sense, had make up on from the night before (clearly), and her boots where soaking wet from walking in the creek.  We both took her to the nearest gas station and dropped her off.  I was so strange and odd.  We are out in the country and our closest neighbor is 2 fields away one way, and further away the other direction.  

Then, we saw a elderly guy walking up the country highway, pulling a cart full of stuff with a sign that said "Alaska" on it.  It was strange and odd.  

We hot more hot weather ahead, but I sure hope it rains to cool it off.


Mother Em said...

Strange happenings for sure. Makings of a movie, ya think?

Glad for what you guys accomplished in the yard/home.

Take care and have a great week.

Kristina said...

Mother Em, I was thinking the same thing lol! Have a fantastic week!

Rain said...

Geez if a stranger popped out of my woods, I'd feel weird about it too. It's been hot as hell here too, add rain to that and the humidity is unbearable, but I can't complain because I know you need rain. It always seems to be either too wet or too dry huh?

Lisa K Thomasson Jung said...

We are having the same heat problems. Today's heat warning until 7pm . Please hydrate and stay safe.

Kristina said...

Rain, it was totally creepy. She even asked my husband if he needed help fixing the car. Totally mind boggling.

Kristina said...

Lisa, yep, hydrating and avoiding being outside too long.