A family leaves a fast-paced life behind to slow things down on a small farm.
Why we have chosen the Dexter to be our family cow.
My adopted 'grandmother' who came with the family when I married was one of the sweetest people I have ever known - and taught me valuable skills to boot!
Planning summer trips.
When our children and grandchildren visited us, we had so much fun, we smiled for days afterward.
You never realize how much you already know about the self-sustaining lifestyle - until you start doing it on your own!
Chef Elizabeth prepares for Christmas on the farm with family.
A delicious quick and easy recipe for pancakes.
Summer is the time for outdoor celebrations and family gatherings. The simplest ones can be the most fun!
A family tradition making Hot Cross Buns.
Lori learned to oven can her dry goods to keep them safe from mice this winter, and in the process linked a young man with his great-grandfather.
A celebration of family for Thanksgiving.
A short photo list of what I am thankful for.
Fall Honey Harvest
Country life isn't always easy, but it has great rewards. Hard work brings a deep sense of peace and contentment.
What happened to the crafts of the past?
My mother's lessons in the garden, and my eventual understanding of the soul that is in gardening.
The Raptor Research Project has followed a pair of Eagles near Decorah, Iowa, for many years. The first of three eaglets is expected to hatch between March 23 and 25. Our family is fascinated watching this bit of nature we couldn't otherwise see.