Kitchen Convictions [How to Identify Your Deal Breakers]

Kitchen Convictions [How to Identify Your Deal Breakers]

I’d like to think that I’m the opposite of a snob.   I’m not ashamed to only own one pair of jeans- my “going out” pants. The rest of the time you can find me in comfy stuff. I have no idea what is in style. My favorite shoes are my duct taped camouflage Muck […]

Of Worn Snow Pants and a Fading Generation

Of Worn Snow Pants and a Fading Generation

If you are or have been a parent of school-age children, you know well the last minute scramble to find the missing gloves moments before the bus arrives. And, quite likely, this is an event that takes place not just once or twice a year….but once or twice a week, am I right? No matter […]

To Everything There is a Season…

To Everything There is a Season…

Call me stodgy, but I don’t typically blog without a good reason. I’m not one of those bloggers who fills her blog posting “schedule” (whatever that is) with fluffy posts merely meant to take up space and keep my blog “current”. I don’t sit at my computer, pondering appropriate topics for the time of year […]

Our Year in Photos 2016

Our Year in Photos 2016

So I’m already starting off the year with being behind. Anybody with me? You know, when I started this blog, I thought it would be a nice way to have somewhat of an online diary of sorts. Where if my computer crashed and I lost all of my photos and information…it would be “safely” tucked […]

The Winds of Change

The Winds of Change

I’ve been a bit of a drag lately. I couldn’t figure it out at first. Energy. Gone. And just feeling…down. A little bit like that episode of Winnie the Pooh with Tigger and the rain cloud that wouldn’t leave him alone. The sun is shining, and yet there’s this pesky rain cloud hovering overhead. No […]

I’m a Terrible Farmer.

I’m a Terrible Farmer.

Do you ever have conversations with yourself…about yourself? Tell me I’m not the only one. Not that I’m so self-involved…or even that I’m crazy. I’m not. Really. But because we’re in the upswing of gardening season, when there is so much prep work to do, and every single naptime (in fact, every free moment) is […]

The Beauty of Sustainability

The Beauty of Sustainability

“There is nothing better for a man than to eat and drink and find enjoyment in his hard work…” – Ecclesiastes 2:24 It was almost dark and we were still outside tossing large hunks of the rotten Mountain Ash tree that my husband finally cut down for me. It laid the foundation for the final […]

Backyard Farmers: You Make a Difference!

Backyard Farmers: You Make a Difference!

This is for my fellow backyard farmers. Whether you have an apartment balcony, 1/2 an acre, or a handful of land to call your own. For those who do it yourself. Make it yourself. Grow it yourself. Anything…everything…something. No matter how little or how much you’re currently growing, raising, or making- you make a difference! […]

10 Things I’ve Learned About Raising Pigs

10 Things I’ve Learned About Raising Pigs

What is it about this time of year that has me all screwed up? Undoubtedly, it’s the weather. One day it’s a beautiful 70 degrees, the next it’s 30 and I have an all-out panic attack. It’s winter! Oh my gosh- it’s gonna be snowing ANY. MINUTE.! Just LOOK at what needs to be done! […]