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Chores Were Exhausting

Chores Were Exhausting

Jax is a great helper while I am doing chores. He burns more energy running around making sure the livestock is doing what they are supposed to be doing, than I do actually working.
He works hard and naps hard too. A dog’s life is blissful.

Remembering Summer

Remembering Summer

We are experiencing a little cabin fever. It’s too icy to go out to play, and seems as if spring will never arrive. To help combat the winter blues, we started looking at our photos from warmer days. This is Sebastian looking over his flock.

Can I have a Pop-Tart, Mama?

Can I have a Pop-Tart, Mama?

When they ask for a treat, you make it!

Peppermint White Chocolate Fudge

Peppermint White Chocolate Fudge

This is the time of year when my cooking plans change to holiday gift-giving. Since my helpers in the kitchen look forward to cooking as much as I do, it’s important to have some recipes that they can make on their own. Peppermint White Chocolate 

Never Fail Piecrust

Never Fail Piecrust

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, making pies is high on the menu. I usually make all my desserts on Wednesday and devote Thursday morning to the rest of the meal. It gives me more room in my oven, and in my tiny kitchen, I just don’t 

Must Pickle – Anything

Since I am not canning up a storm, it still doesn’t mean that I don’t have the canning itch. Without the produce, what is a farming wife to do?  Can everything else!  Have you ever pickled eggs? They are so tasty, and even the kids 

Grocery Day!

Obligatory kid photo  No one else ever seems as excited about grocery day as I am. It has always been a day to look forward to, but maybe it is because I go about it in a different manner than most. I wouldn’t dream of 

I Made A Pledge: How About You?

Homegrown Across America, is fast becoming my obsession. Within my own town, I share the info at every opportunity, and practically plead with members of my community to take a look.  Today, I made a pledge to become a financial backer on Kickstarter.com. If you 

Harvesting Wild Nettles

http://youtu.be/tOxHSD90kzU

How to harvest wild nettles. This harvest ended up as a saute of bacon, garlic and nettles, dressed with a bit of olive oil at the end. Delish!

Don’t Be Afraid Of Jello!

Yes, yes. I know the whole story about eating whole foods, local produce and buying from small farms. Heck, of course I do ( Its my life!) However, like any good intention, I do think we get a little too nutso about it. Although we