The Garden of Hope

It is curious that a garden gives us hope when so much can go wrong!

Mon Potager

Zinnias are beautiful and functional companion plants in the kitchen garden.

Where the Coffee is Always On

Jim and I are moving to a house with a large kitchen in a friendly neighborhood. Come on over and have a visit!

An Early Christmas Present From The Past

After searching for three years for the perfect modern sewing machine, and never really finding exactly what I wanted, my parents surprised me with an early Christmas gift of a 1961 Singer Slant-O-Matic 500.

Baking Homemade Rolls for the Holidays

When our family gets together, I am always asked to make our mom’s homemade rolls. These rolls are so easy and so delicious, especially hot out of the oven. Now that I am sharing our family recipe, you have no excuse not to make them yourself.

It's Blueberry Time on the Farm

This post is about blueberry picking at my local pick-your-own farm. It includes a quick and easy blueberry bread recipe.

What Kind of Plan is That

Sometimes one wonders about why things happen as they do, but there is a plan here and there we wouldn't change.

Pastured Eggs

Visit the springtime pastures of Farm on the Hill as "the girls" are introduced to their new home!

Nut and Other Trees

When you plant many trees, such as nut trees, you plant for the future.

Make Your Own Towel Topper

Simple instructions for two versions of a sewn towel topper - an easy afternoon sewing project.

Frankenstein Wine

You don't have to be a scientist to make wine, but it probably helps. When you harvest fruit, honey, or other fermentable crops, don't be afraid to try your hand at new recipes.

The Method to My Madness

For my inaugural blog post for Capper's Farmer, I'd like to take a few minutes to explain myself. Trust me, I need to.

Two Kitchen Mysteries Solved

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.

CCC Food - Part 2

Food kept FDR's Tree Army working to preserve America's outdoors. Here in Part 2 of CCC Food are a few more stories about these men who later headed to WWII as part of the Greatest Generation.

Baby Banzai

The tale of the life of Baby Banzai.