I’ve always had a dog in my life. My dad can’t live without a dog. He just can’t, it’s not possible for him. So, growing up, we always had a dog or two or three. My mother is super clean, so our dogs were always outside dogs but they were around constantly.
I came to this amazing, beautiful country in 2005. Right away, on my first week here I noticed two very wrong things with America. The first wrong thing was that the people at McDonald’s couldn’t figure out how to insert a tomato into my breakfast sandwich. Oh, you won’t believe the hell that broke loose […]
I hate raised garden beds. The reason I hate raised garden beds is because they remind me of the city. When we lived in the city, I had the tiniest area around my house to grow vegetables in. The soil was hard as one big, giant piece of rock and the easiest way to grow anything was […]
You know those dishes that every bite you take makes you feel like a child again? The kind of dishes that remind you how it felt to sit at your mama’s table, a whole delicious meal spread right in front of you. This red cabbage salad does that for me. I know it’s weird… After […]
We moved to our country home almost a year and a half ago. One of the things I was so excited about was that in the backyard are a few old fruit trees. We have a pear tree, an apple tree, two pecan trees, and a plum tree. A year and a half ago I knew […]
I used to dread the end of the year because it was time to shop for health insurance. We are a do-it-yourself kind of people in every aspect of our lives and when it comes to making a living there is no difference. We are self-employed and have been for a very long time. Being […]
Have you been wanting to make soap for a while but are a little overwhelmed by the amount of information out there? Well, this post is for you! Soapmaking was on my list for so long, but I kept thinking that I had to spend so much time studying it and I just couldn’t find […]
I am so happy you are here. I am so happy you are here because today I am going to give you a recipe that will become a regular at your house just like it is at my house.
A few weeks ago I made a large batch of applesauce. I was running out of apple cider vinegar so I decided to go ahead and use the apple cores and peels to make vinegar before throwing the “waste” to the chickens.
I am redesigning the garden… Again. This is a bit exhausting if to be honest, but it seems like I need to try every method of gardening before I settle on the one I am more comfortable with. So onward we go to set up a Back to Eden garden.
I love beets. I love their color, I love their shape, I love that they store so well and last forever, I love their taste, and I even love their greens. I make amazing vegetarian patties with beet greens.
One of the great things about my husband being a locksmith is that he gets to drive around between homes and business and meet different people.
Wearing deerskins, was once as common as wearing blue jeans today. Deerskins were the most commonly tanned by Native North Americans because of their availability, durability, and softness. Other animal skins were also tanned and used in various ways, but deer skins were the basic and the most common “fabric” back then.
There is nothing like picking fresh thyme for your healthy chicken dinner on a hot summer afternoon. There is also nothing like picking fresh mint for your honey sweetened tea from your indoor garden on a freezing morning in the dead of winter.