A story of the first time we used our woodstove.
Country life isn't always easy, but it has great rewards. Hard work brings a deep sense of peace and contentment.
Heating the rural farmhouse with propane is outrageously expensive. We are learning the art and science of heating with wood ... sometimes the hard way!
A tale of two imaginative children.
Giving our grandchildren their first ever campfire was a joy.
It was a house that most women would run from, but somehow, I was blind to the mess.
As Girl Scouts celebrate their 100th anniversary, I have taken time to reflect on my camping experiences with the organization; my camping food experiences.
When I couldn't find the right sized tablecloth just a day before having 12 people over for a ministry meeting and lunch, I had to figure out how to make one with materials I keep on hand. Because the nearest department store is an hour away, buying one wasn't an option.
Much of our barn needed replacing. On the other hand, much of it could be saved. It was time to take saving it seriously.
Tips on types of wood for firewood, chimney upkeep, and how much firewood to store.
Get started making your own rag rugs from materials you have on hand.
Using re-purposed stones, see how we built our pit.
They are frosty crisp white puzzles of delight. Living with the cold, but no snow. There are such beautiful sculptures in nature.
The author and her husband, a retired police officer, give an overview of firearms for non-hunting purposes for the average ranch or homestead.