Author Archives: Gigi

Black-Eyed Susan

“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements, let’s be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worthwhile.” -Laura Ingalls   I’m sorry things have been quiet here on our little blog space – with the gorgeous, but hot, […]

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Life is Beautiful

“Your dream house, close to nature, close to the seasons, doesn’t have to expensive or big or costly to run. Either look for the house of your dreams or turn wherever you are into a romantic setting. Don’t put up with living in gloomy places. Anywhere can be beautiful. It simply needs a little thought […]

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Home: A Sanctuary

“It’s amazing how lovely common things become, if one only knows how to look at them.” ~ Louisa May Alcott     “Looks like we’ll be without a truck for a while,” my husband said, as he hung the phone after a long and frustrating conversation with several vehicle parts supplier. Earlier this week, our […]

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Spring on the Homestead

The true way to live is to enjoy every moment as it passes, and surely it is in the everyday things around us that the beauty of life lies. Laura Ingalls Wilder “They’re back …. the frogs are back!” I heard the children call through the kitchen window. With the dishes finally finished and the […]

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{Victory} in your Gardens

 “The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.” -Joel Salatin […]

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