Category Archives: Old Fashioned Living

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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In Preparation for the Winter …

    Today, I thought of something a little bit different. I was prepping for a canning session and thought I’d just give a word of encouragement to anyone out there who wants to start canning or filling up their Provision Room for the winter. If you have any questions about canning, just leave a […]

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Study to Be Quiet

        {Wildflowers picked for a tea table, set out for a Grandmother visit}       11And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; 12That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that […]

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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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