A New Heritage

There are things that are a blight on my past; dark smudges that keep my memories from having a pristine quality. Some of these smudges were made by my own reactions, but reactions are caused by actions of others. A decade ago, I would have taken on full responsibility for both the actions and reactions,…

Monday, October 8, 2018 – Groggily Tired

I don’t get much rest on Sundays, so generally my “Sabbath” is on Mondays, (except for the responsibilities that will always be there like cooking and home school.)  I’m sitting here typing on my laptop, a bit chilled from the walk I went on this morning, and pretty much trying to not fall asleep as…

Friday, October 5 -Something To Look Forward To?

Here is a portion of what I canned last year. It feels very weird not doing ANY of this canning this year, but I remember how hard it was to do it. Something to look forward to next year?  Today, I plan on taking our orange cat for a check-up at the vet.  Then I’ve…

Compost Gardening, Part ?

I don’t know how many posts I’ve made concerning our compost garden, but I’m happy to write that this weekend we finally got the compost put out for our compost garden. We even had enough to start working on a section that will be in the sunshine. We still need to put the wood chips…

Cooking Basics: Making Garlic Oil

Basics:  Making Garlic Oil Nearly every October or November, Dad and I plant garlic.  Garlic is rather prolific.  From one clove, you’ll get a whole head of garlic.  And since you cover the garlic bed with straw, you have little weeding to do. Last year, Dad and the kids did the garlic planting for us…

The Importance of Family

FAMILY Family is what my life revolves around.  (And in that, my faith.)  After 20 years, through both dark, rough patches and times of giddy happiness, I’m still very much in love with my husband, and he with me.  He also happens to be my best friend.  We have 5 lovely children, three girls and…

Planning For A Yard Overhaul

We’ve got a huge project happening at our house this year, and it is starting soon. I don’t know how much we’ll actually get planted this year, as we’re using this year to build it up. #ediblelandscaping #notill#maybepermacultureish