We have at least 3 laying now. 2 Wyandottes and 1 Ameracauna. One is giving us double yokes & one is giving us green eggs. Continue reading
Yesterday was my birthday, I rose early and ventured to my favorite trout stream and spent the morning basking in the beauty of the wilderness. I caught, and released many fish. I returned home in the early afternoon to find another egg in the hen house, that made three. So I decided to fix myself a birthday feast.
Pickles Fermenting in Crock
Leave for 2 Weeks
This is the note I wrote to myself & placed on the refrigerator. Yesterday I canned them. Fermenting makes a milder, tastier pickle than just canning with water,vinegar & spices.
Here’s how you do it Continue reading
Ok, this is not what you think. What I’m talking about is the No Shampoo Movement. It seems that more folks are getting it. Chemicals are bad. Eating chemicals is bad. Putting chemicals on your body is bad. A lot of folks are looking for more natural ways to take care of themselves.
I just read an article on this shampoo-less method of personal hygiene. Continue reading
I cut my own hair. Yes sometimes it looks like it, though it turns out fine a majority of the time.
Think about it, how many times have you gotten a bad haircut? I know my hair better than anyone. It’s not rocket science. All you need is a comb & hair cutting shears. I save money onfees and the gas it takes to get there. No appointment needed.
That’s what we call the wild Raspberries that grow around here. They are usually the first berry to ripen. There’s only about a 2 week window in which to pick them. To me it’s one of the first great tastes of summer. Tony went up on the mountain & picked us a bunch.
I made a Thimbleberry Crisp for dessert tonight. Ummmm! Continue reading
A dear friend of ours planted a butterfly garden outside her kitchen window. The flowers bloomed and the butterflies were her delight. She told everyone about her beautiful garden and the abundance of wonderful butterflies that it attracted. It was refreshing to see someone, who in her sixties, get so excited about something so simple.
One day my mother stopped by to pay our friend a visit. Immediately she noticed that the butterfly garden was gone, destroyed, she said it looked as if a tornado had touched down and left the flowers strewn about in heaps all over the ground. Continue reading
Simple Living is something I grew up with, it was not a lifestyle choice, it was my life. I often reflect on the lessons taught to me by my parents. They are what guides me and helps me make the right decisions. As we struggle with our troubled economic woes in this country, and elsewhere in the world I am reminded of a lesson I learned from my father when I was a teenager in the seventies. My parents were children of the great depression and as a consequence learned at an early age how to manage their money. Continue reading
I no longer find comfort in eating foods prepared by a minimum wage employee using mass-produced, chemically grown foods from a corporate farm raised by minimum wage employees. This includes fruits, vegetables, and meats injected with hormones and antibiotics and raised in deplorable, overcrowded, inhumane conditions. Continue reading
Not only is Reduce, Reuse, Recycle an important component for simple living it is an important component for living lightly on the earth. It brings a sense of accomplishment and well-being, that with this simple concept we can lessen our impact on mother earth. The footprint we leave behind will effect future generations of all creatures who will share this beautiful world, two legged, four legged, multi legged, furred and feathered. Continue reading