It Is October

It is October, but you’d hardly know it by the weather; even though the humidity is way down, we are still enjoying a fair number of 80° days, and there are many more in the forecast.  It hasn’t rained in ages, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to.  You know what that means?  We […]

{p,h,f,r} Chickens and Walnuts and Things

{pretty} Chickens. My chickens. It’s been quite a few years since I tended any of the poultry. I turned that chore over to the children when we got into dairy cows, because the chickens are very low-maintenance. We’re down quite a few helpers this year, though, what with them growing up and doing crazy things […]

Nature Therapy

Sometimes, cleaning therapy is not quite enough, and you need to get away. Not shopping. Oh, no. That doesn’t fill the heart or soothe the soul. But nature does. So I packed the children and our lunch off to our favorite park. It’s located between the Walmart and the entrance to Fort Knox, and it’s […]

Pumpkin Bread

(Originally posted in 2009!) We got some free pumpkins from our produce man a few weeks ago, and I thought I’d try pumpkin bread, as per Sandie’s recommendation. What a crazy recipe! I couldn’t bring myself to follow it. It called for three cups of sugar (yikes! that’s alot!) and 3/4 cup of water! I […]

Cranberry Cake

Oh, gosh.  I found this on allrecipes a couple of weeks ago. It was called “Crustless Cranberry Pie”, but it’s really more of a cake, albeit one without leavening.  It’s great strength is that it requires very little in the way of prep work: just stir the ingredients together, smooth into the pan, and bake.  […]