That was probably the most common question asked in my grandparent’s home. Where did the time go? They would be telling a story about a friend who used to live there, or the neighbor and her daughter, or look at how tall we had gotten and shake their heads and utter the question. This continued on through … More Where Did the Time Go?
As I carefully unwrapped each fragile teacup, each plate, I was overwhelmed with emotion. Each dish is over a hundred years old, hand painted from Denmark, and so beautiful. How did the young newlywed, the new farm wife, feel as she carefully unwrapped such fine things on her wedding? A hundred years separates and joins … More In Hilda’s Farmhouse
Forget January first as New Year’s! That is only one time of pondering goals for a homesteader. There are several pivotal times in the year that homesteaders like us take stock and decide and dream and implement plans for the year. Our average spring day starts at dawn with strong cups of coffee. Doug reads … More The Joys of a Simple Life (goals, self reliance, a day in the life)
Our little snow globe over here is thick with fog and freezing drizzle this morning. Hopefully it will burn off soon. We have a very large space of pasture that we are fencing in. It has five rows of barbed wire around it, it just needs to be sectioned off from the rest of the … More Farm Days (goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, and trucks)
I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to learn to can. It seems that it skipped a generation and very few people my age even know how to can. Folks think it is easier to buy food from the store. I disagree. How many hours does one have to work in order to buy … More Canning Sweet Corn
I know folks love three day weekends. After three days of graduation parties, farmer’s market, barbeques, and a bad tummy ache, I am happy to be home today. There is magic in an old farmhouse. My cousin came over the other day to drop off a wedding invitation. She was friends with one of the … More Home Sweet Home (old home sweet farm)
Now, I don’t mean business as in financial business. Though every good farmgirl should know how to create and run a business as well as keep a household running for under $25K a year. I am meaning personal business. I know we farmgirls are busy gardening, canning, working, keeping a family together, cleaning the house, taking … More Farmgirl Business