Canning & Preserving · Farmstead Recipes

Scrappy Apple Jelly

If you have learned anything about me by now, I’ll bet that my utter loathing of waste probably tops the list.  It’s just never-ending and something I’ve never been able to fully grasp – especially in this world of bigger-better-brighter that we find ourselves in; but is it really better? I’ve always been an adamant… Continue reading Scrappy Apple Jelly

Canning & Preserving · Farmstead Recipes

Homemade Applesauce  

One of my absolute favorite family traditions each autumn is apple picking.  Each year is unique because we never visit the same orchard twice.  We also don’t go to the larger touristy farms, but specifically seek out the smaller family – run orchards.  It always makes for great family memories! I like to get A… Continue reading Homemade Applesauce  

About Our Family

Politics. Or, Why I Am Proud To Be a Third Party Voter. 

Over the past two years you have not heard me once make a comment regarding the 2016 election or the candidates.  For this there are several reasons; namely being that I find arguing with people over politics to be a misguided waste of time.  You have your beliefs and I have mine, and those are… Continue reading Politics. Or, Why I Am Proud To Be a Third Party Voter. 

Farmhouse Style on a Homestead Budget

Farmhouse Style on a Homestead Budget: Magnolia Wreath

When we walked through our house before buying it I saw this gorgeous magnolia tree and beautiful weeping birch and instantly fell in love.  These were the aged storybook trees I always had in mind for my forever home.  Our magnolia blooms in May and it is the freshest floral scent.  I love how well… Continue reading Farmhouse Style on a Homestead Budget: Magnolia Wreath