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~
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The goat shed is finally up and ready for winter. It's been painted with primer, but we will now have to wait to paint it after winter. He's so happy with his new house.
from the handiwork journal . . .
I finished one square baby blanket for the baby due next month (extended family member). I missed the baby shower when I was sick.
from the family journal . . .
. . .some kids are in big trouble this morning. I am crunching something underneath my feet in the kitchen. I can remember when it used to be legos underneath my bare feet when they were very little kids. Boy those hurt!
from the gratitude journal . . .
Today I am thankful for:
~propane in our tank
~a beautiful sunrise that I was able to view. In a few minutes after I took the photo, the sky literally turned gray.
~the extra drying racks that my mother gave me.
~slippers to keep my feet warm.
~endless projects to keep my mind busy.
~the heating pad that is helping my sore ear.
~more cut firewood.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Next sewing project . . . pot holders.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Today I am Thankful for:
~a vehicle that would start so my dd could get to work.
~my husband, for driving dd to work.
~no frozen pipes YAY!
~cats who make me laugh at 7am when 2 cars won't start and one has no gas.
~hugs from my kids.
~having my mother's old sewing machine.
~the Internet where I can watch on-line sermons.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
I used a Banana-Applesauce Recipe that didn't require any oil, butter, or shortening.
This turned out nice, and we didn't even make the optional frosting for it. I love recipes where I can utilize something I already have made homemade, such as my applesauce.