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Lori DeYoung

The Healing Homesteader By Lori DeYoung Lori DeYoung is a “young” baby boomer who grew up with depression-era, middle-aged parents who adopted her in 1961 at the age of two months. Lori still lives in her childhood home, located in the small rural village of Fithian (population: 500) ...

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring has finally sprung in Central Illinois! I am sure that across many states, we all certainly experienced the LONGEST winter ever! Even though the calendar marked that spring had arrived, Mother Nature apparently did not agree.With that strong feminine mind of her own, she played a great ...

The Noodle Wagon

The last living memory I have of my mom was the day before my 18th birthday. For more than half of my young life, she had struggled with serious complications from diabetes and passed away at the age of 52. As a result, for the last 39 years, I have found myself meandering through life trying ...

The Importance of Soil (and Soul) Mending

When I look back, it's hard to believe that I have been a therapist for over half of my life. It makes sense, though, that my life's calling would end up being a mender of souls. As a young child, I was often found on a porch swing, visiting with my lonely, widowed neighbors. Or, giving ...

Sharing the Tradition

Have you ever asked someone for a recipe when your taste buds have exploded with joy after that first bite? And then their sly-smiled response is: "It's a family secret!"Wow, what a letdown! I mean, would it be reasonable to expect an invitation to every meal with this person and then ask them ...

Capper's Farmer - Your Hub for All Things Handmade

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