Category Archives: Around the Home

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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The Magic of Ordinary Days

“Let all things be done decently and in order.” 1 Corinthians 14:40   I have been asked to share my daily schedule –  writing out what I do in a day was rather challenging, in a tiny way, because every day is different around here. As most mothers know, your day can quickly tailspin or […]

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For the Children’s Sake

  “Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake To guide the future, as He has the past. Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake; All now mysterious shall be bright at last. Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know His voice Who ruled them while He dwelt below.” – Be Still, […]

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Make It a Good Life

“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” Laura Ingalls Wilder   “Be quiet, now, children, and don’t touch anything on the shelves,” I warned, as we entered the store — a store I had wanted to visit since moving to our newest location. This particular local tourist […]

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