Animals in the Yard

We would all be running around like crazy trying to fill the jar with as many fireflies as we could catch.

Firewood for the Hearth

Tips on types of wood for firewood, chimney upkeep, and how much firewood to store.

Improvising When You Live in the Middle of Nowhere

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.

Rural Heating With Wood

Heating the rural farmhouse with propane is outrageously expensive. We are learning the art and science of heating with wood ... sometimes the hard way!

The Reason God Made Hawthorne Bushes

They are frosty crisp white puzzles of delight. Living with the cold, but no snow. There are such beautiful sculptures in nature.

The Rhythm of Work

Country life isn't always easy, but it has great rewards. Hard work brings a deep sense of peace and contentment.

A House With History

It was a house that most women would run from, but somehow, I was blind to the mess.

Girl Scouts - 100 Years of Camp Food

As Girl Scouts celebrate their 100th anniversary, I have taken time to reflect on my camping experiences with the organization; my camping food experiences.