Bellissimo! It’s What Happens with Amazing Italian Vegetables

Bellissimo! It’s What Happens with Amazing Italian Vegetables

    Translated, Bellissimo means very beautiful. It is the perfect way to describe a garden that incorporates Italian vegetables. Beautiful. Colorful. Delicious!   Just so you know: This post contains affiliate links; if you click on a link and make a purchase I might…

Blending Homemaking, Homesteading & A Simple Life

Blending Homemaking, Homesteading & A Simple Life

  We love the idea of blending homemaking, homesteading and a simple life.  But is it really possible?  What does it mean to live that kind of life?   Just so you know: This post contains affiliate links; if you click on a link and…

Ten Things for your Cabin in the Woods

Ten Things for your Cabin in the Woods

Reality vs ‘Reality’ Think you want a Cabin in the woods? Kind of an ‘as seen on tv’ thing? Television can make you shake your head sometimes. It seems lately that programs are flooding the market on everything survival and homestead related. There are a…

Just How Far Would You Go?

Just How Far Would You Go?

  How far would you go? I frequently see these photos on Facebook. There is a cabin in the woods. I am not sure if there is electricity, indoor plumbing or any other amenities. It looks warm, welcoming and has a porch with a gorgeous…

Homesteading & Small Farm Accounting

Homesteading & Small Farm Accounting

  Whether we like it or not, Homesteading & Small Farm Accounting is one of the necessary evils of life. Maintaining a working farm takes dedication, attention to details and time. A lot of time. But we love most every minute of it. I say…

The Sigh of September

The Sigh of September

  The Sigh of September.  I look forward to it.  Each year we start off with the pop of Champagne corks and the explosion of fireworks. From there, we indulge in love and chocolate, hold our hats through the winds. We hunt for eggs left…

Essential Tools on the Farm

Essential Tools on the Farm

  During the summer, my days are filled with mowing the lawn, working in the garden, and doing all the other chores a farm requires. But while doing those chores, I often see where something is needed that will benefit us in some way.  …

Firearms on the Farm

Firearms on the Farm

  Firearms on the Farm is just a way of life. We live a simple life. But as I have said before, simple doesn’t always mean easy. Sometimes we have to do the hard things. Like bear arms against a predator. There is nothing more…

Flowers – Not Just a Pretty Face

Flowers – Not Just a Pretty Face

Flowers are not just a pretty face.  They are actually so much more. When we think of ‘farming’, vegetables immediately come to mind. Or livestock. Even fresh eggs. But there is one aspect of farming that isn’t always considered, and that is flowers.   A…

Find your Tribe

Find your Tribe

  First, to be able to ‘find’ your tribe, it helps to know what it is:  ‘Tribe’ – a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties, with a common culture and dialect, typically…

Folding Fitted Sheets

Folding Fitted Sheets

  Mama taught all of us girls the basics of laundry. We learned how to use the washing machine, the proper way to hang clothes on the line, and when we were blessed with an automatic dryer, how to use it. Once everything was cleaned,…

Hand-me-downs

Hand-me-downs

    (thanks to Gary Truckey at La Ferme Sabloneuse for the inspiration for this post. Be sure to visit him at https://www.facebook.com/La-Ferme-Sabloneuse-1691898761092072/)   When we think of hand-me-downs, our minds usually go to more tangible items, such as clothing, furniture, and keepsakes. However, some…