Working With the Rain

I’ve worked our garden through droughts and dry spells. I’ve shaken my fist at giant rodents called deer who ate my entire garden down to nubs. (I still growl when I spot a deer. I don’t think they are cute, not in the least.) This is the first year that I’ve had a hard time…

Thursday, October 11, 2018 – Peace, Please

It seems like when I think things are swinging into peaceful, non-weird, non-dramatic times, something chaotic, weird, and dramatic happens. Then I can’t sleep because I’m worried about it. Then all my senses are on edge, and I’m cranky. As time goes on, it get easier to roll with the punches. Recovery time is less….

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…