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TAG : Farmhouse

Country Crafts

As a suburban mother of three little boys, I certainly don’t fit the stereotype of a woodworker. My workshop is a space in the corner of the basement, with only the most basic power tools and far too many spiders. What I’ve learned — and what I hope these projects show you — is that ...

Decorative Farmhouse Appeal

My husband and I, along with our two boys, moved into our small Indiana home about four years ago, and we’ve been renovating ever since. We’ve torn down walls, built furniture, painted just about every surface, and restored the original charm of our vintage 1940s farmhouse.What I love most ...

Chef Elizabeth’s Farmhouse Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is a very indulgent treat, yes, it is sweet and, yes, pecans are expensive. This special pie reminds me of my childhood, I loved it. Pecan pie was my mother's favourite pie of all, she only ate the pecans. After baking with the filling, the pecans become so deeply nutty. I could ...

Farmhouse Christmas

Today it is snowing … it rained for Christmas and that was a huge disappointment. When my daughters arrived, I had to find umbrellas to keep their perfectly wrapped packages dry. I had my trombone ready and bugled them in. My eldest daughter cringed and smiled at the same time.So what does a ...

Second World War: Fun-loving Family in Iowa Farmhouse

1943 found me 10 years old, living with my parents, six brothers and sisters, and one married brother in a huge farmhouse in rural southwest Iowa. An impressive Gone With the Wind type stairway afforded us many a ride, so the banister was never dusty. Upstairs, the builder must have economized, ...

Southern Hospitality on the Family Farm

In 1944, when my husband, Randy, and I were married, money was scarce except for what we needed for life's necessities.Randy's cousin, Cecil, had a 320-acre family arm in Roanoke, Virginia, and he invited us to come visit him and his wife, Evelyn, on our honeymoon. My husband was born in ...