Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I have always enjoyed conversation with those who enjoy growing as well as hunting their own food. There is an insight that goes beyond the typical, because for each of them, this became a conscious choice at some point in their lives.

There are some things that get my attention, which I realize most people wouldn't even hear in random conversation. I was standing in line...

“I was a strong, hardworking woman raising a family, helping my husband with his business, mowing four acres of yard every week, gardening and holding a job. I felt like superwoman. But as time wore on, so did my health.”

— Janet DeCesare,

from Ticked Off

The barns of my childhood hold memories for me, nooks and crannies explored endlessly until they had become a part of our landscape.

Some can say that they come from a dash of royal heritage, others can claim a background family tree filled with military heroes. Me?...

“There were times we wondered how we kept from starving to death, but as long as mama had eggs from our laying hens after...

I try to embrace the gift of another birthday, the gift of each and every day, really. I try to celebrate for those who didn't get to grow older along with us, while holding them dear in treasured memories.

I long ago asked why the bull had a ring in its nose. I was told, simply, to never get close enough to find...

There is nothing more joyful than laughter and conversation wrapped around a hearty meal with friends.

My grandmother once told me that my generation had no idea what real housework consisted of, especially when it came to wash day. She...
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