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We built this home from logs we fell in the bush, milled, and assembled ourselves Be a friend by sharing...

Back Trails

  I love the untamed woods and backcountry trails.     Be a friend by sharing...

Making Butter and Buttermilk

I have fun making and growing my own food, and creating my own recipes Be a friend by sharing...

Wheat-free Arrowroot Crackers*

25 February 2015

  While pondering what I will make with my left-over Arrowroot flour I found other birds-of-a-feather trying the same thing online. The following link has interesting perspectives on the differences between the nutrition of cornstarch vs. the use of arrowroot flour. It seems that you can use them both equally except that arrowroot breaks down […]

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New 2015 Resolve

20 February 2015

My 2014 garden and crops depended almost entirely on the amount of water I manually provided them for drink. That wasn’t much. I will do better in 2015. I need a good strawberry year again. I’ve got twice as many Raspberries as I need since I encouraged all my neighbors to grow their own (which […]

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Arrowroot Deodorant!

08 February 2015

So now I want to sing the praises of Arrowroot. When I attempt to bake and cook without wheat (not that I think all wheat is bad, it’s just that my body is turned off by it…maybe I had too much gmo or sprayed wheat??) I find a number of alternative flours. What with the […]

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Seed Harvest

02 February 2015

Almost every excuse is gone now. Canning is over; Christmas is gone; The tax work and paper-work jungle is in order. If I don’t want to start the mending, then…it IS time to winnow and separate the seeds! Be a friend by sharing...

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Deer eating me…

02 November 2014

…out of house and home. They like the tantalizing tidbits in my garden that represent exotic treats to them. What’s not to like? I thought it odd that they didn’t pass by and nibble down the rows of lettuce and cabbage this spring. They’ve apparently changed their itinerary this year to late fall. Pruned carrots. […]

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Birds are survivors

14 September 2014

…and this year they are smarter than ever. I’ve been growing my own corn for a few years now, determined to grow as much of what I eat, as I can. This spring I didn’t have a chance to start more than one batch of seedlings. The first ones weren’t warm enough in the beginning […]

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Aren’t we Animals?

10 September 2014

Yes! So… can we tell when winter is coming and how long it will be, etc…….without looking at the Farmer’s Almanac, and googling it? Hubby reminded me yesterday, while we peered out the window at the dusky white day that had arrived, about the year that winter had arrived and stayed so early, years ago. […]

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The Longest Day

21 June 2014

The longest day of the year has arrived. I stayed up all night to see where the sun went… …then it dawned on me. Be a friend by sharing...

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