In the garden- Making Scarecrows and repairing pots.

I have a rant, a mini one, but a rant is a rant after all. I am so tired of things falling apart all the time. I remember back in the day (oh my gosh I sound like my grandma) when things were made to last. Products were made with love. Companies wanted their customers…

The Western diet stare.

“The greatest enemy of all is considered he who tells the truth” Plato, The Republic Repost- This holds the spot of number 5 in most popular posts. This is one of those spur of the moment, straight from my heart posts. I usually don’t hold back when I am writing from my heart. It is…

Baked zucchini

Our neighbors across the street brought us a bunch of zucchini from their garden. So sweet. Thank you Lillian, Vance and baby Phebes. I found a really nice recipe online for a healthier version of fried zucchini and here it is:   Ingredients 2 tablespoons Olive oil 4 medium zucchinis 1 large egg 1/2 cup…

Peanut butter brownies

  Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. Thought you all would like this re-post of mine from last year of one of my families favorite treats. Hope you all are out enjoying life and your day is filled with your love ones and lots of love and you all get a chance to make these, they are…

DIY’s from the 1920’s…rock house magazine part 5

This was the cool part when I looked through this magazine, the fact that even back in the 1920’s they did crafts. More so in fact, since there were no other distractions like we have today. Also things were harder to come by so you had to either figure out how to make something yourself or…

1920’s magazine part 1….

Here it is, one of my treasures from that old rock house, a 1920’s magazine. I will try not to include the name because I am not promoting or getting anything from this, just want to share with all of you one of my treasures from that old rock house shed. I think it is…

DIY-Flour tortillas

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone. It’s also a great day because the teacher strike in our state is over and now my son is back to school. He went back Friday. We were a little worried about graduation and his diploma. He has worked very hard for four years keeping those high grades and getting…

Orange marmalade

There is nothing like picking fresh fruit from a tree. I wish everyone could experience this at least once in his or her life. My family is very fortunate to have been able to pick many things from the plants themselves. We have picked wildberries up north at the little red house, which makes for…

We are crawling with chicks

  The other day our local feed store was having their annual sale of buy one get one free. We decided to pick up some baby chicks for our daughter who wants to try her hand at raising laying hens. Years ago we had chickens but we ended up giving them away, along with all…

Best homemade Banana cranberry muffins

There is nothing that beats homemade anything, at least in my book that is. It just taste better when it comes from your own hands and oven…just wish there was more time to make everything by scratch. These banana muffins have always been a hit in our home, a favorite of my sons growing up,…