Author Archives: Gigi

Labour of Love

“Don’t live in hope with your arms folded; fortune smiles on those who roll up their sleeves, and put their shoulders to the wheel. You cannot dream yourself into character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. To love and to labour is the sum of living, and yet how many think they live who […]

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Picking Apples – {To be Content}

   Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. Philippians 4:11   P.S. My apologies for the wobbly camera. And hopefully I can put up a written post tomorrow, Lord willing.

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Canning Pickled Beets!

Pickled beets, you may ask? Well, yes, if you have never tried them … you should. They are a family favorite around here! I never thought my children would like beets so much but they do and I am grateful. Fairly easy to grow in our climate, they are a great vegetable to grow in […]

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Why Bother?

  “Then the rush of harvest-time came. The oats were ripe, standing thick and tall and yellow. The wheat was golden, darker than the oats. The beans were ripe, and the pumpkins and carrots and turnips and potatoes were ready to gather. There was no rest of play for anyone now. They all worked from […]

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Canning Hamburger Soup

It is Monday already – and while I have some writing in the works, again, I thought I’d share a quick video of my morning. The girls were busy hanging our garlic up to dry in the shed – the house is somewhat quiet and the soup was ready to be canned. Did you try […]

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