September 2016

10 posts

Although I am still in the early stages, I am truly enjoying our decision to raise bees.  As with most subjects, I am finding out that the more I do, the more I have to learn.  And some lessons hurt.  We started out with two hives.  Not too long ago, I ventured out in the …
Facebook can be a fascinating thing to read.  Some of the posts are so ridiculous, I just have to shake my head and scroll on.  Some I can’t watch – there is just no way I am able to save every animal on the planet with just 60 acres and a pond.  A few recipes …
Almeria, in Act 1, Scene 1 of The Mourning Bride, written by William Congreve, issued one of the most misquoted lines we have heard.  The actual quote is “Musick has charms to soothe a savage breast.”  From 1697, when she first uttered these words, until today, it has been adapted to a more familiar saying, …
Whether it is weaving on my loom, sewing a throw, knitting or crocheting, if it is a craft, I want to learn it.  One of my goals is to learn how to make a quality broom – after I have grown the broom corn, of course.  In all honesty, I am not sure if there …
One thing about living on a farm – you can’t just leave and go to a movie, to the mall, out to eat, or any other ‘standard’ form of entertainment.  Considering we are at least 10 miles from the nearest city (and you are fortunate to find a gas station, grocery store, and a library …
In my pursuit of living a more simple life, I look for things that could be construed as steps along the lifetime journey.  One of those steps just happens to be my favorite – baking bread!  The first time I thought about attempting it, I have to admit a certain degree of intimidation.  I was …
  Some days you are just too tired to do much of anything.  Your body is weary, your mind is filled with static.  Your get-up-and-go took off and didn’t leave a forwarding address.  That has been my life lately.  Just yesterday I headed outside after work to help James work on some firewood, and fifteen …
  I hate to be the one to remind y’all of this… but Christmas really is coming.  It will be here before we know it, which is a scary thought.  I have been struggling to come up with some new ideas that will be fun for the recipient, and relatively easy for me to make.  …
    So often, I hear people lamenting that they cannot go back and enjoy their childhood:  the simplicity, being carefree, the joy of impromptu games like Kick the Can, Freeze Tag, or Hide and Seek.  Somehow, the food was tastier, the air fresher, the summer cooler, worries and concerns were non-existent.  To have been …
  This Farm Wife has seventeen cows.  There are thirty-some-odd chickens in the coop.  The barn is home to seven cats and four dogs live in the house.  As far as mouths to feed, add two humans and you know what the largest entry is in our budget.  So, why do you think I was …
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