Category Archives: Homemade is Best

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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Dandy Jelly

    It gives one a sudden start in going down a barren, stony street, to see upon a narrow strip of grass, just within the iron fence, the radiant dandelion, shining in the grass, like a spark dropped from the sun. ~ Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) With our very cool, wet and late spring, […]

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Creativity {in the Home}

    “As wonderful as the results of our creativity can be, beautiful results are not the only benefit which the spirit of creativity brings. The act of creating, of making beauty out of something ordinary, brings joy in itself … Creativity is not just for self-fulfillment. Much of the joy of creativity comes in […]

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When Mother Cooks With Wood

“In the past century, technology has accelerated at a dizzy-ing rate. Scores of machines have replaced the working and thinking of people — and do them better. These advances have freed us from countless, laboursome tasks, creating time for more satisfying jobs. But some tasks, though they take more effort, offer greater rewards when done […]

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