Chef Elizabeth prepares for Christmas on the farm with family.
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.
Summer is the time for outdoor celebrations and family gatherings. The simplest ones can be the most fun!
Country life isn't always easy, but it has great rewards. Hard work brings a deep sense of peace and contentment.
A celebration of family for Thanksgiving.
My mother's lessons in the garden, and my eventual understanding of the soul that is in gardening.
A delicious quick and easy recipe for pancakes.
Why we have chosen the Dexter to be our family cow.
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.
Fall Honey Harvest
A short photo list of what I am thankful for.
Planning summer trips.
A family tradition making Hot Cross Buns.
When our children and grandchildren visited us, we had so much fun, we smiled for days afterward.
What happened to the crafts of the past?
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!
You never realize how much you already know about the self-sustaining lifestyle - until you start doing it on your own!