A Year On The Farm In Pictures

As we open up a new year, I feel compelled to praise the Lord for all of the blessings of 2014.  Our garden was full of vegetables.  We have potatoes galore in the cellar, corn in the freezer, and many jars of salsa.   Our children are healthy.  We breathe country air everyday.  My hubby has […]

Voices In The Wind

Did you ever hear the wind Whisper as it whirled? Have you heard it echo Voices of the past? The wrinkling rustle of the leaves Is really Mama hushing baby to sleep. The creak of the shed door, back and forth Is just the repetition of teacher and pupil In the old schoolhouse across the way. […]

Glass Jar Luminary

My fondness for jars is growing and growing since I did so much more canning this summer.  I’m blessed to live in a house that has old jars in every nook and cranny of the cellar and attic.  I believe the jar I used for this is actually not a Mason jar, but rather, is […]

Snowy Epsom Salts Textured Jar

I’m blogging tub-side while my kids are playing in the bath.  I’ve let my latest craft sit a few days while I pondered what else it needed.  It was just so stark naked without the ribbon.  At first I thought a bow would be nice, but bow-making and I are not friends.  This was super simple and […]

Pumpkin Swirl Bread

This recipe makes 3 loaves. I sliced all 3 up and put them on a tray for coffee hour after worship at church this morning. A loaf also makes a great gift – all wrapped up in aluminum foil with a gift tag.  The bread must be kept refrigerated though, due to the luxurious swirl […]

Coconut-Cranberry Granola

My latest kitchen venture: Coconut-Cranberry Granola —– yum!  My kids are enjoying munching on it right out of the bowl. Here’s what you will need: 3 cups rolled oats 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut 1 cup sliced almonds 2 Tbsp. honey 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. salt 1 […]

Dried Apple Wreaths

I have had the itch to make some crafts for months now, but have not taken the time to do so. My cousins were visiting recently (whom, because of their age, are referred to by my children as Papa Craig and Papa Tom, and fulfill those roles extremely well indeed). This visit provided much entertainment […]

Crispy Marshmallow Pumpkin Treats

Today with my own two and “the after school crew”, we had some sticky fun! I usually only buy generic, so we used Millville Crisp Rice Cereal from Aldi and followed the box directions for Marshmallow Crisp Bars.  Our variation came when we changed up the routine and used Baker’s Corner Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows (also […]