Farmgirl School

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

Our first Christmas together Doug bought me a Page-A-Day Yiddish calendar.  It came with a word, a meaning, and the word used in a sentence.  He laughingly turned to the page that read Shiksa; the non-Jewish girl who is dating your son.  “Just because I am a shiksa doesn’t mean I don’t know a word …

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Even though we are homesteaders (and make a bit over twenty grand a year) we love really good food.  It’s not just for the rich.  We eat fresh vegetables from the garden, home canned vegetables in the winter, humanely raised and organically and grass fed animals raised by friends or nearby farmers.  We love good, strong …

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Delicious Italian risotto is an elegant dish to serve for dinner or simple and cozy enough to eat on the couch curled up in a blanket.  It is easy to make as well.  I am giving you the shortcut version, but not the too short cut version.  The too short cut version is essentially making rice with a little wine …

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