Homesteading is about living on less so that you can work less, do what you love more, and attain financial security. Homesteading is about doing more yourself because the pride that comes from the work of your own hands is unprecedented and you can control your own environment. What you put on your skin, in … More Homemade Gifts, Cards, and Letter Writing (Homesteading #23)
Thanksgiving eve. There is always so much to be thankful for. Health, family, security, home, and an inspired life. These things I think of and am thankful for each day of the year. As a vegetarian and a history lover, Thanksgiving isn’t really my favorite holiday. And this year my children will be other places. So, I have … More The Magic of a Yuletide Card
I walked to the mailbox and found inside a letter. It was from my dear friend, Pat, who sent us a Halloween greeting. I love her poems and wanted to share it with you! It’s Halloween It’s Halloween! It’s Halloween! The moon is full and bright and we shall see what can’t be seen on … More It’s Halloween!
Every year we have sent Christmas cards. When the children were little they drew adorable pictures on the cards. As they grew older, our farm was growing and we cheekily signed each and every farm animal’s name. The chickens, cats, goats, dogs, ducks, sheep, alpacas, the whole troupe were displayed on the card along with … More Bringing Christmas Cards to Life
We all want to help those in need this time of year, but who are those folks? And how can we, as a community, Elbert county, Colorado, and worldwide, help our fellow people? The group that I had inquired about getting a basket of food from recommended that I go to the welfare office. We … More The Encouragers
I am a huge proponent of letter writing. To see script fine and scribbled across sheets of paper at an angle with words of hope, wisdom, fear, joy, loss, success, and friendship enclosed within its realm from far away is a delight to behold, to retrieve from the mailbox, to read with a cup of … More The Beauty of Letter Writing
It’s too cold still to be gardening here and most of my projects are completed for the winter. This is the time of year that I recoup, reinspire, rediscover. I hope you have followed along and completed your lists of things you love, things you are okay with, things you dislike, and things you want … More Painted Letters
I love to thumb through old postcards in antique stores. Not only do I enjoy the vintage art work, but also finding ones with handwriting scribbled across. A window into a past world, a seemingly simpler place. Postcards were the equivalent of a text or email. “Mom says that you should come over for dinner … More Lost Letters (and seeking pen pals)