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~

Friday, April 18, 2014

Homestead Tidbits ~ Red Raspberry Plants


The snow did not hurt my daffodils, or even the new sprouts of green onions in my herb garden.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Recycle Project

I was gifted a few used kitchen cabinets from my younger brother.  I painted them, and they are now installed in my utility room.  They now have a new life.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spring Snow? ~ Tidbits



My daffodils and hyacinths are now buried in snow.  It was just in the 70's yesterday and raining.  Not today.  The high will be barely in the 40's.  

Monday, April 14, 2014

Windy Weekend ~ Layered Dip ~ Goat Gone Wild

Saturday the weather was so nice, but a bit windy.  In reality, the wind was a good thing - drying up the wet ground.  Sunday was windy and in the upper 70's.  Tuesday we will dip down to a high of 40°F.  Today is is raining and everything is wet again.  The weather is playing games with my allergies, but I am dealing with it.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Another Arrival


The elderberry plants arrived and are planted.  They came with a guarantee, so if they do not survive over one year, we get free replacements.  As you can see, these are small starters, but can turn into 10 foot shrubs (or taller) with good care.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Homestead Tidbits ~ Rambles


. . .meat chicks arrived 2 days early.  Had to do a bit of scrambling, but got them all situated with a heat lamp.