Susan finally learned to appreciate homemade mincemeat after becoming a homesteader and canner. Bringing back wonderful memories of childhood, mincemeat is now a holiday staple at her house.
Learn to can your own homemade soups and always have a hot, hearty meal waiting in your pantry.
A cool creamy coconut pie is just right for Summer time.
Using old-fashioned gardening tools and methods.
Simple to put together, chicken tunnels make for safe free ranging.
One of the first veggies of spring happens to be one of my favorites, peas.
What happened to the crafts of the past?
Using re-purposed stones, see how we built our pit.
Make corned beef the way your mother used to make it.
This post is about the prolific growth of the garden over 16 hot, wet July days when we were away on vacation in the Yukon.
A letter to Santa requesting Christmas miracles
tree carvings, dogs made of staples, houses decorated to keep out the vagrants
Riding a bike is not as easy as shown on TV commericals, it is a skill that should be left to children.
Flags flying high at a local cemetery on Memorial Day weekend.
At the end of any road can be a surprise, but especially on gravel roads.
Winter is finally ending and the hope of spring is in the garden.
Starting over at any age is difficult; starting over in a different environment is exciting!
Pretending to be what you are not does not mean you are crazy or insecure.
The sounds in the country are far different than those of the cities.
What does this dream mean?
Weather predictions - when is spring going to be here?
Starting over in the country.
Being thankful for more than items and other tangible things is important. As well as a brief introduction about my lifestyle.
Watch out for the heat over this fourth of July. Don't be a hard-headed person like me.
My first ghost was interesting but the next one is going to be intense.
How to take the stress out of gift giving.
A look at some country mailbox owners displaying their creativity.
Questioning why we still have zoos when it is available on-line and documentaries on TV.
Sometimes you just need a friend to get you through the greatest challenges.
A nostalgic look at my childhood visits to my grandmother's home in a small rural town on the Oregon coast and how she continues to influence my own garden and life decades after her death.