Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020. The New Year has arrived right on time. We celebrated, we kissed the old year goodbye, and we are ready to move forward! We may be beginning a fresh new year, but it may also be time to start…

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!   The Farm Wife, the Country Boy,  the cows, chickens, dogs and cats of Paradise Plantation all wish you a very Merry Christmas!   May God Bless You Richly this Season!

How to Make a Simple Christmas Morning Menu

How to Make a Simple Christmas Morning Menu

    With all the excitement of Santa Claus, we really need to think ahead to a Simple Christmas morning menu. But what will we serve for breakfast? We already have a big meal planned and in the works. The last thing we want to…

How to Set a Simple Holiday Table

How to Set a Simple Holiday Table

  How to set a simple holiday table should be on our Christmas decorating checklist. It usually isn’t, but why not? It’s simple, festive and easy to do!   One of the first things we do to usher in the Christmas season is to decorate.…

This Year Make it the Sweetest Gift-Cookie Trays!

This Year Make it the Sweetest Gift-Cookie Trays!

  Sometimes the best gift  is the simplest – Learn how to create the Sweetest Gift-Cookie Trays! It’s easy, it’s cost-effective, and best of all, it is delicious!   Just so you know: This post contains affiliate links; if you click on a link and…

Gifts from the Homestead Giveaway!

Gifts from the Homestead Giveaway!

  Gifts from the Homestead Giveaway!     Enter for a chance to win this amazing selection of gifts from my homesteading friends!       Handcrafted Oak & Maple Cheeseboard with Oak Cheese Knives, and a Northwoods Moose! Unexplained Underfoot Objects is sending our…

Enough is as Good as a Feast

Enough is as Good as a Feast

  Enough is as good as a Feast, but how do we measure ‘enough’? Is it when our savings account is stuffed to overflowing? Is it when we need to buy a bigger house, just to have more closet space for shoes and clothes? Is…

How to Create New Holiday Traditions

How to Create New Holiday Traditions

Is it time to create new holiday traditions? That was the big question when we first moved to the farm. We were faced with not only a new lifestyle, but also finding the answer. In my family, Dad, Dot, Evelyn, and several other family members…

How to Deal with that Grumpy Relative

How to Deal with that Grumpy Relative

  Ugh. That Grumpy Relative! Uncle Ralph just confirmed he will be here for the holidays. He is probably the grumpiest person! Wait. No. I would have to give that award to Aunt Priss. How that woman comes up with a new list of complaints…

Giving Thanks for the Simple Things

Giving Thanks for the Simple Things

  Giving Thanks isn’t New   Giving thanks for the simple things isn’t a new concept.  Yet the Pilgrims took it to heart. Thanksgiving was originally designed as a feast to celebrate the first successful corn harvest. I imagine in addition to freshly grown food,…

Handmade Christmas #8

Handmade Christmas #8

  Handmade Christmas #8: The next best thing to a Christmas stocking is when you get a Christmas Basket. Both are gifts laden with a variety of items, and each new thing spotted is a source of fun and joy.   Make It Personal  …

Handmade Christmas #7

Handmade Christmas #7

  Handmade Christmas Idea #7: For #7 on the Handmade Christmas list, nothing says love like fresh baked. One of our favorite things to do for our neighbors is make Christmas trays. Each year is just a little different, but over time we have been…