One of the great pleasures in life is the bath. It is often overlooked for its relaxing abilities. It is basically a gift to oneself! I personally have a great deal of trouble relaxing. I feel like I have to go-go-go all the time. I have lists of lists to do and I must fill … More Of Sea Salt, the Art of Bathing, and Writer’s Block
(The pictures denote simple things you can do for cheap…You can play at a petting zoo!) From my first modeling contract twenty years ago, to expanding my dance company to two sites and eventually closing it a few years later from exhaustion (not really good at delegating, I taught every single class!), I was … More Wishing You A Simple Life!
I love to entertain! Being a farmgirl is not all about perpetually dirty fingernails, loose chickens, and seed catalogs. It is about living a simple life. Living a simple life, however, means I am not off to the theater all the time to see a play (just once in a while) like I used to … More The Entertaining Farmgirl Strikes Again
“How will the clothes dry in the winter?” It was an innocent question and one I probably asked years ago. I didn’t really know how to answer, so I just said, “The sun!” It takes a day longer, but the clothes do dry on the line outside even in winter! “I think the dryer is … More All Hail the Clothes Line!
Living with wildlife is part of the beauty of the lifestyle we have chosen. Others may call them pests, but we call them animals. The picture I snapped from this side of the window last night at dusk was of a young deer eating the rest of the birdseed. Naughty? Yes, but Santa had already … More Wildlife Lover
I have been awake before dawn. A child-like giddiness remains in me. I will have to wake the children in a moment. I cannot wait much longer! Andrew, Shyanne, and Emily do not think that Santa is coming because they are older and there was a silent sadness in them at the thought. This in essence … More Merry Christmas and Wishes
When you have a dream, a goal, a vision of what you would like in your life, you should write it out. I will probably say that again sometime in future posts as I have seen many written dreams come to life. This one is in regards to Christmas and Doug as Santa Claus. Now, … More Homestead Christmas Festival and Pet Reindeer
Thousands of apples covered the ground and still many hung from the branches. Nipped by the early hail storm, small for the year, invisible to the bugs, they were small, pocked, and perfect. Piles went in to a bag for apple sauce, a pile of bruised ones for the chickens, and a pile for Nancy (who … More Ginger Spiced Apple Sauce and Trees
THE UNLIKELY APPLICANTS: Name– Bumble Bear Age– 8 years old Previous Job– Racer. Spent 23 hours a day for nearly 3 years in a kennel, raced in the meantime. Won 5 races, didn’t finish the rest. How he won, I’ll never know. I don’t think he knew he was chasing anything. He was just running … More Help Wanted- Farm Dog
The children are most definitely confused. When the word went out that school was cancelled for today, it was yesterday and the scene looked like my first picture. Not a lick of snow, even in the middle of the night when I had to let the Greyhound out. Everywhere in the city people’s phones … More Snow Days and Chocolate