Happy Saturday!

I am still recovering from eating waaaaaaay too much good food, gaining about ten pounds and I just ate more leftovers for lunch just now! To burn off some of those calories, Baby, Spirulina, and I ran around the land a bit and then played in the field with the goats and chickens. It was Spirulina's very first time in with he chickens and she was a sight to watch..... I hope everyone had the opportunity to spend time with loved ones and eat some delicious home cooked meals. Happy Saturday!!!

Misty: "Nom nom nom nom nom"
 Eli: "Am I intimidating you yet?"
 Milly: Hey, mama! I'm comin' in for a hug!!"
 Eli - Jealous much?

 The beautiful Ellie!
 Awwwww..... Milly hugs are one of the best things everrrrrr!
 Baby is seeing what the chickens are up to inside the goat hut....
 Oh! They are just keeping the bugs and parasites at bay.... Cluck-cluck, nom-nom!
 I got a Pancha peck!
 Spirulina is unsure of the goats...

 She wanted to pounce Cuckoo so bad, but she got scared and ran away...Ha!
 Chicken watching....

 Post-lunch nap time....



Dress: Yard sale, $2
Jacket: Thrifted (from my FAVORITE thrift store everrrrrr in West Virginia) $6
Hat: Thrifted (same awesome WV shop), .50
Shoes: Target (2007)


Merry Monday!!! Today's feature: UK's based Yuck Clothing

Use the code FRUGAL at the time of checkout to save 10%!

On Mondays between now and Christmas, I will be either listing wish lists filled with great gift ideas OR partnering with different cool places to bring you a sweet deal - you know since this blog is about being frugal and all ;) This week I am working with Midlands, UK based brand, Yuck Clothing

"Whilst working full time, long days were met with even longer nights to design the collection and build the website. Eventually the site was launched Summer 2014, with 15 products. Created entirely in house."





Sweet Stuff Sunday!! Pecan Pie...

So, I have never actually made a pecan pie before this one, and I just used the recipe that was on the corn syrup bottle... I have so many pecans that I will play around with different recipes, so if I find one that just amazes me, I will write about it. For now, this pie was so dang good, I ate it for breakfast AND dinner! Just simple and classic and I loved every single bite. It was really easy to make and I made a gluten free crust using Cup 4 Cup flour blend. I am very proud to say that the filling was all locally sourced except for the butter and the Karo syrup....

For the crust:
1 C Cup 4 Cup flour
1 stick of butter
1/4 C + 2 Tbsp raw goat milk

For the filling:
1 C Karo syrup
1 C sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp melted butter
1 1/2 C pecans

Preheat the oven to 350.

Measure out the flour in a bowl and grate very cold butter on top, then fluff with a fork until all combined.
 Add your milk and mix. It will seem a bit too dry, but it is perfect.
Press into the bottom of your bowl and then dump onto a floured pastry cloth.
 Roll out into a circle and press into your pie pan. Set aside and make the filling.

Mix the syrup, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and butter together in a bowl.
After those ingredients are completely mixed, add the pecans and pour into your pie shell. Bake for 1 hour.
After an hour, take out and let cool for about two hours.



All of this stuff is for sale in my Etsy store! Happy Saturday!! It's beeeeeeautiful outside! What are YOU doing? I am hauling off some trash that has been cleared from the land, raking all of these pecan leaves, and picking up a load of firewood. Getting a lot of outside work done so I can keep an eye on that little Miss Spirulina. She has been enjoying her time outside after a month long hiatus due to a coyote attack. I'll post pictures later. Tomorrow is supposed to be a rainy day, so it will be perfect for working on Sunday sweets.... something with pecans, yes?

Buy the shirt HERE
Buy the skirt HERE
and if you are interested in the shoes, they are actually on sale for $89 (normally over $200!) HERE.


want/ need/ hear/ read

Hey y'all! I took a much needed break from the blog.... It wasn't planned, but with this cold weather snap (that the farm was NOT prepared for), things were pretty hectic the last week... We have been winterizing everything - and nothing froze, so I think we did OK! It got down to 19 degrees, so yay for success! The animals stayed as warm as they could with fresh soft hay in their little hut homes & coop. The wood stove has been fired up every single day and has kept the house toasty... Now I am back on track!! Sorry for the hiatus!! Happy Thursday!!! Back on track for a new 'Want/ Need' post....

(((***UPDATE*** I found a link to the EXACT SAME COAT for 40% off HERE. It is still out of my budget, but for any of you that may have been on the fence about it at $300, here is your sign that you NEED it! Yip yip!!***)))

This is absolutely waaaaaaaaaay out of my budget, but a girl can dream, right? I am in LOVE! Maybe I will try to make something similar this Winter when we get snowed in and I can't go to work (fingers crossed) ;) For all you non-frugal types, you can go HERE to spend $300 on this beauty. Send me a pic of you in it and help feed my appetite to make my own!

I need THIS to hold all this wood I am heating my house with..... I have been mesmerized by the fire every night in these cold temps! Loving my wood stove!!! It has been the primary source of heat these last cold nights!!

This week's pick from Christian.....

This book. You can purchase it through Amazon for under $8 HERE. I am reading it now, for the first time.

“The way to maintain one's connection to the wild is to ask yourself what it is that you want. This is the sorting of the seed from the dirt. One of the most important discriminations we can make in this matter is the difference between things that beckon to us and things that call from our souls.
Nowhere can this be seen more clearly than in the choice of mates and lovers. A lover cannot be chosen a la smorgasbord. A lover has to be chosen from soul-craving. To choose just because something mouthwatering stands before you will never satisfy the hunger of the soul-self. And that is what the intuition is for; it is the direct messenger of the soul.” 
― Clarissa Pinkola Est├ęs



Dress: $4, thrifted
Shoes: $48, Rocket Dog, Amazon
Jacket: $20, Target
Hat: $1, yardsale