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Our Square Log Home

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...


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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The New Hatch

14 June 2014

Babies add joy to my life. My 50 chicks are almost 2 weeks old and eating  over a gallon of ground up alfalfa, clovers, and dandelion greens….phew!…a lot of work for me and my blender. These young plants have about an 18% protein content which, if supplemented with a small portion of fishmeal or other […]

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I was a Brownie

12 June 2014

I had a few special privileges when I was growing up. Being in a Brownie pack was one. That sounds strange when I think of a brownie, now, as a sweet and gooey baked desert. Anyway, I obviously wasn’t that kind of brownie. I don’t think I had a uniform right off, so I would […]

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Shetland in Town

08 June 2014

As a little girl I had dreams about horses and riding them. These dreams were likely based on a book I once read called “Black Beauty”. The book was narrated from a horse’s perspective. This Black Beauty was a good-natured horse that had been told by his mother to always do his best to please […]

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04 June 2014

Huh? It’s June 4. The moral of the day is: Be careful what you pray for. I prayed for moisture. I got it. At 6 am it was only three degrees C above the freezing mark!     I planted my corn, tomato and flower transplants just 4 days ago. The corn is sagging–ewwwh!   […]

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The New Chicks

23 May 2014

The most amazing things about having a sea of yellow fluff in the chicken house is how much time I can spend there while outside the door the grass keeps growing, the meals go unmade, the phone doesn’t get answered, the sun rise and sets… The mail arrived  at noon with 52 (2 are extra […]

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