After searching for three years for the perfect modern sewing machine, and never really finding exactly what I wanted, my parents surprised me with an early Christmas gift of a 1961 Singer Slant-O-Matic 500.
Some things are a mystery; especially some older kitchen tools. These two didn't come with directions but I managed to solve both mysteries. One tool seems quite useful, the other not so much.
Are rummage sale bargains really bargains?
A story of hidey holes and the hows, and whys, of finding them on old farmsteads like my cousin did at her in-laws place.
A short history of a few Red Currant bushes at the ranch where my husband and I live.
My stepdad trying to get one of our antique tractors to run.
Planning summer trips.
The springtime workload can get overwhelming, but we try to stay focused and do one task at a time.
The farm and rural community helped shape Erin for her future.
My Facebook friends gave me some good advice on what to do with the piles of greeting cards I have saved during the 55 years of our marriage.
In reading books of yesteryear, when a young girl was about to marry, her mother purchased yards and yards of material and sewed for days making all the linens she would need for her bed, kitchen and table. Sometimes these would already have been made and waiting in her hope chest.
Old, old canning jars and how they worked, or didn’t.