Farmgirl School

"It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life." -Tolkien

At a bed and breakfast in Taos, New Mexico in December we sat before a roaring fire in the kiva, a table was set for two.  The first course was so delicious and simple.  Yogurt topped with granola and drizzled with honey.  I don’t know if was the Christmas lights all around or the fire …

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I talk a lot about lessening our use of electronics, heading towards off grid living, getting to the point where if the power went out we wouldn’t notice, there are a few electronics we love and one of them is our Vitamix.  Doug jokes that it has a Volkswagen engine.  It makes it very easy …

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Every year, for many years, our Thanksgiving morning looks the same.  Mama is up first making cinnamon rolls and coffee.  I then turn on the parade and one by one the sleepy house awakes.  Sitting in bathrobes and slippers we enjoy the sweet pastries and dark coffee and enjoy the floats, wave at the balloons …

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We usually eat hot cereal with cinnamon, dried fruit, and nuts in it for breakfast.  Or slices of homemade bread, butter and jam.  Or eggs scrambled with fish and potatoes.  Heavier fare to strengthen us and get us on our way.  But the other day, I was walking through the garden early and noticed a …

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