Tag: Farm Life

When you Need to Order Seeds, But Don’t Know the Best Company

When you Need to Order Seeds, But Don’t Know the Best Company

  Bear in mind that the link in this post is an affiliate link. If you click on it and make a purchase I might make a small commission, but it does not affect the price you pay! Keep in mind that I link this…

2019 – A Simple Year of Growth & Compromise

2019 – A Simple Year of Growth & Compromise

  Growth & Compromise. It seems simple, but there are times it hurts.  2019 was definitely a year of Growth & Compromise on the Plantation!  Between jobs, the farm, the blog, a new book… I. Am. Exhausted! However, it is time to ‘shut the gate’…

How to Simply Care for Overnight Guests

How to Simply Care for Overnight Guests

    (This post has been updated from it’s previous post – ‘Hospitality’)   Overnight guests are just one type of visitors we have during the holidays.  Some come for an hour, some for the day, and some come for dinner. And   it doesn’t…

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!   A Tough Call The giving of gifts at Christmas has elevated to the point where we…

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…

Decorate and Plan with Love for a Better Thanksgiving

Decorate and Plan with Love for a Better Thanksgiving

  We are headed full-tilt into one of the busiest seasons of the year – Thanksgiving. So many of us have this mental image of how things should look, and that image is probably from some magazine’s pristine, overly decorated photo. Don’t get me wrong.…

Fountain of Knowledge: The Beauty & Benefits of Mentoring

Fountain of Knowledge: The Beauty & Benefits of Mentoring

  The Fountain of Knowledge begins in a simple way. Something new can be exciting. It is frightening enough to make your knees tremble. The spark of an idea brings the dream. The dream turns into “I wonder?” I wonder turns into “I have to…

Raising Chickens – Part One

Raising Chickens – Part One

  Spring is just around the corner, and this Farm Wife’s fancy has turned to raising chickens. Every year around this time we start working toward rebuilding our flock, and are usually trying to order way more than we can handle. It’s like being in…

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…

Got the Blues? – Time to Head for the Kitchen

Got the Blues? – Time to Head for the Kitchen

  Have you got a case of the Blues? We have all heard of emotion-based eating. If we are honest with ourselves, we will confess to indulging in it from time to time. When our hearts are broken, we head to the freezer and a…

Homemade Vanilla

Homemade Vanilla

  Before I go any further, you really need to know that the initial expense of this is high, depending on the amount you want to make and the quality of the finished product. I use a lot of vanilla extract, and I know a…