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January 2013 Summary

January is drawing to a close, and again I have neglected you, my friends. It seems moving takes more out of you than I ever expected when moving 4 people with active interests, livestock, and garden. January has been full … Continue reading

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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies ~ Gluten-free!

We are officially done moving! After 67 days! Still no barn, but we are not going back and forth between houses anymore. To celebrate I made my husband and my favorite cookie…. White Chocolate Macadamia Nut! I have not had … Continue reading

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One Counter Down!

I did it! I have pictures of the butcher block counter all spiffed up and sealed. Take a look! And another look… And here it is with stuff on it, lol! I found the crock at Salvation Army for 0.25 … Continue reading

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A Dehydrator’s Worth

I have wondered what a dehydrator is worth recently. You see, last year I finally used the dehydrator for the last time, the one my mother gave me that she bought at a yard sale when I was a little-bitty … Continue reading

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Fig Jam Recipes

I am amazed again at the wonderfulness of figs. I was in the top of our fig tree (on a ladder of course) picking yet more figs yesterday. It was stunning! I was hot, sticky from fig juice, and sweaty … Continue reading

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Randomness

I sure have been getting slack on writing over the summer. Here school is about to start and I have only put up a handful of posts over the last 4-6 months.  It’s not that nothing is happening, it’s that … Continue reading

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Chocolate Mousse

I found an old cookbook called “Sugar and Spice” by Sally Goldman, published in 1983 with a total, as far as I can tell, of only 60,000 printed.  I loved it because it had recipes that were outdated but more … Continue reading

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Homestead Parfait

I made my own “Homestead Parfait” tonight as a special treat and wanted to share. It was scrumptious, though one of the kids would prefer not to have the nutmeg. It’s so good for you it can be a light … Continue reading

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Fixin’ Chicken

Tonight I prepared the chickens we processed earlier in the week for Sunday meals. It was bittersweet in some ways. Zombie chicken faced his second death, and this time didn’t rise. It was also the boys first time being present … Continue reading

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Of Voles and Soft Hearts

I was doing yard and garden work yesterday, cleaning the buck barn and getting another compost pile underway, and moving old compost into garden beds, when I found a bundle of straw and leaves. Fearing a hornet nest I tore … Continue reading

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