What goes into the making of an old timber-frame, post-and-beam handmade barn?
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!
My attempt to catch a pesky mouse.
Are you building your homestead and following a dream? Do you wonder if you can make money from a homestead? I have some tips to help you answer that question.
A new suburban gardener plans the New Year with projects and plantings in hopes of great success!
My husband bought me a dry blade container for my Vitamix, but I put off using it. When I finally did, I couldn't believe how simple it was. Why did I procrastinate?
It's the middle of winter and we appreciate that nature has thrown us a bone in the form of abundant water. We look forward to lengthening days.
A memory of longing for an ice cream cake as a child pushed me to finally try to make one, with much success!
Homemade ice cream is always a hit with family and friends on holidays or any other day!
Using an old-fashioned apple press for great apple juice.
Horse ownership from the perspective of a long-time owner.
Perhaps bee stings aren't the best thing on which to try out home remedies. Life in the country has its risks, but common sense usually wins the day.
Rhubarb is a gift that keeps on giving!
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.
Extreme winter weather.
Donna Rae shares her experiences from the 2013 Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello.
At first glance a dinner party and hunting knife don't seem to go together but then you probably don't know Ethan Becker or his mother or grandmother.
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.