Category Archives: Canning

100 lbs.

    “The strawberry is the wonder of all the fruits…” Roger Williams founder of Providence in 1636       The truck was cleaned and ready to go. The morning chores had been finished and breakfast had been hastily eaten. Two loads of laundry hung fresh and clean on the laundry line, snapping in […]

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Getting Along {nicely}

{Our updated family of 10 photograph L-R: Leia (5), Lucia (9), Gillian & Loyal (2.5 weeks), Abby & Lavender (3), Lacey (13), Lazarus (1.5) Lyla (11) Lovelyn (7)}       Earlier today, Lucia and Lovelyn picked this lovely small gathering of wild Autumn flowers. I just love the colors…   In a recent midwife […]

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School Begins and Other Happenings

  {This may be a rambling post as I have not had as much time to post lately…I do hope that is okay!}       And so it is September – one of the most beautiful months of the year, I believe. The days are still so lovely and filled with the warmth of […]

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Cobs of Corn, an Unexpected Flood and Beautiful Tomato Sauce

  Wow, well, it feels like we have had quite a week. Every day held new adventures, chaos, challenges and blessings. I am glad tomorrow is Sunday so we can all breathe and rest a little. Sadly, the Happy Mortician (as we call Abby, husband and father of this large family) has to work so […]

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Making Soup {but not excuses}

{Happy campers: group shot of our children at our recent family camp} In my family, the term making soup means you’re making excuses and procrastinating on a job that needs to be done. For example, imagine a challenging, annoying chore needs to be done around the house. If I say, “Well, I’m not ready for tackling that chore” […]

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