I don’t know who thought of the color combination of dingy dorm room white with pukey grey trim but ever since I moved in I have wanted to change it. I just didn’t know what colors to paint our bedroom. I painted the living room yellow with brown trim, and the guest room the lightest … More The Restorative Red Bedroom (a new room with just a can of paint!)
I need this sign! Gandalf is over a hundred pounds now at seven months old. He is adorable. His crazy brother, Merlin is eight months old and thinks he is a jaguar. Or a dog. That boy is a little special. Each morning my husband emails me from work and asks, “How are you and … More The Motley Crew of Pumpkin Hollow
My kitten was very sick. Five months ago I picked Merlin and his brother up at the feed mill where they had been found the eve before. They were not even a day old yet and their mother was gone. Merlin survived on dropper-fulls of milk delivered every two hours. He spent his first six … More Trusting Intuition and Plant Medicines
The tiny palm-sized kitten that we brought home not even a day after being born is doing wonderful. He is three months old now, feisty as can be, and ridiculously cuddly. We dropper fed him every two hours and he was a little slower to figure out how to eat, drink out of a saucer, … More Update on Merlin and How Cats Protect Us
Today I unpack our books and photos, writings and my aprons. I will make this downstairs area emanate life and our love for each other and home. Tomorrow we will pick up all my plants from the greenhouse at Margie’s and will be officially moved out of her home. I owe Margie and Pat a great … More Sunrises, Gratitude, and Magic Coffee
Made five dozen beautiful medicines at dawn with the help (help is relative) of my assistants. Looking for a little shop like I used to have so folks can find me.
We were gifted three boxes of apples, a windfall from our friends’ tree. After putting up eight jars of sliced apples, nine jars of applesauce, and drying a load of apples, I still had a box and a half. Doug and I go through a fair amount of juice and organic juice is not cheap y’all. … More Making and Canning Juice (and moving box fun)
She uses a screw driver and makes sound effects like rushing water to pretend like she is watering plants. She is so fun to watch!
Drum roll, please! The results are in for the Great Corn Experiment! (click title to see original post) About a month after drying the corn, I pulled off the kernels with the side of a knife from one of the cobs and placed them in the air popper. It took a long time but some of … More The Great Corn Experiment Results (and enemies of the root cellar)
Our favorite time of year is upon us. Our family welcomes it with open arms and enjoys every minute of it. Decorating and preparing a festive house is one of the joys of being a Farmgirl. When the kids were little, our house may have looked like the dollar store version of the North Pole … More Easy, Whimsical Christmas decorating