One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and slower paced life.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Monday, October 20, 2014

Puttin' Up Wood

Yesterday Hubby and I split wood, while two of the girls hauled and stacked.  This time I think I came inside with saw dust in my ears, in my hair and up my nose.  I think I smelled wood all night long, ha ha!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Work Day ~ Visiting Family

I think I have blogger's block today.  However, I feel that not blogging would be a disservice to my readers.  I have no pictures to share either.  Sigh.  Could it be that I am simply getting boring?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Friday Reflections ~ Saturday's Sunrise

We had a beautiful sunrise this morning.  It's a bit chilly, but peaceful and quiet outside.  Sparta (Rooster) must be cold this morning, as I didn't hear much of his crow this morning.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Coffee Tea Bags ~ Two and Three Word Tea Bag Quotes

I wanted to send Daughter some good coffee, and finally found a way to do it.  The first thing that came to mind was a "Coffee Tea Bag" but they are really Coffee bags. 

After I made these.  .  . 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Chicken Millet Burritos ~ Tidbits ~ Candy Corn

Woke up to fog.  And cold.  I left windows open all night due to the warm weather.  We woke up to a pretty cold house.  Brr.  The kids have a 2 hour delay today, so I actually slept in for once.  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thyme Crackers ~ Tidbits ~ A Kitten

Yesterday I woke up to this....

A sign fall is here to stay and winter is on the way.  Wood splitting must get into full swing here on the homestead.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


After reading a post on another blog, I remembered taking a dutch oven cooking class with my oldest daughter and best friend from high school.  That was April of 2011.  I haven't really done anything that exciting since then either.