• The Cold Storage Room

    Making your list, checking it twice

    It has been about a month since I posted the requested concept of stocking up for the future.  So how is everyone doing?  Do you have your lists made up?  Have you started shopping? Don’t use the excuse that the […]

  • The Cold Storage Room

    Stocking for the Future

    Interested in stocking up for the future? Here is a beginning.

  • The finished product.

    From a Rose to Tea

    A year ago I sporadically gathered some rose hips from a little wild rose I have growing in the back yard.  This rose bush, in particular, came from my parents home in Bigfork, MT. – transplanted from a favorite uncle’s […]

  • Working Towards Retirement

    Working Towards Retirement

    Retirement Sal and I have been married fifteen years this next month.  For both of us we feel blessed and lucky to have found one another when other relationships were worn out or just not working any longer. Shortly after […]

  • Horseradish

    The Last Canning Jar

    Time to find your Canning Jars! As we moved through the summer and fall months there were many products to put up, jellies and jams to make, peaches and plums and grapes, tomatoes – you know how the list is. […]

  • That little weed we all dread.

    Nature’s Remedies 101

    Salves, Oils and Cures – a Beginning I just read the most interesting article on Yarrow – wild yarrow in particular.  It has wonderful and plentiful medicinal benefits and it is easy to gather and easy to use. One of […]

  • Milk Bath

    Milk Bath

    For most of us this probably brings thoughts of a soothing bath – warm water, softened with milk – made to believe we would have beautiful skin after soaking for an hour – Well – wrong.  My milk bath was […]

  • The New Face and The Old Hearth

    The New Face and The Old Hearth

    We have been in our historical home for over eight years – and sometimes it just seems to take forever to get something finished. So it has been with the fireplace – but with good reason. The hearth is original […]

  • Just one more load!

    Winter Heat

    Our old Craftsman home has a great furnace – probably put in around 1970 or so – but we love the wood heat – it is just so much nicer.  If you are going to have the nice heat you […]

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