Wild Ramps, also referred to as Wild Leeks, are an amazing spring treat that grows in the wooded areas around the same time that morals (mushrooms) and Pheasant Back Mushrooms start to peek out. April to the end of May these wonderful natural treats cover select patches of wooded areas. They originally were gathered and … Continue reading Preserving Wild Ramps
Bear with me with me on this little blog post. I miss getting Christmas Cards. Oh, I get plenty on social media, you know, the generic ones with snow and a dancing snowman. What I miss is real, paper, delivered by the postman, Christmas Cards. I miss birthday cards, letters and stuff in the mail … Continue reading Christmas Cards
There is one simple step that I have found that leads to happiness. Acknowledge that happiness does not rely on a person, place, thing or even a circumstance. It depends on your choice. Yup, its that simple. It all depends on how you look at everything, how you react to situations and people. It seems … Continue reading The Secret to Happiness
For some time now, I have been lost and living in the "city". I've been longing to return to having some land and the ability to have a large garden, having my hens again maybe a few meat rabbits, a house with a cellar for canned goods and a place that felt like me. … Continue reading A New Beginning
The one thing that can be the most difficult in today's world is to not be wrapped up over money. We are bombarded continuously from all sides on wants over needs and blurring those lines. We are told self is a top priority and that things and money are the path to happiness. The world … Continue reading Living Simple
How to prepare your pantry for the year.
Canning basics. Times and items.
Budgeting 101: A honorable responsibility.
I'm going to get very real and raw this evening. I am going to open up and share the tears behind my smiles, the ones that I work so hard to hide. My greatest joy(s) have been the only that brought me heart wrenching sorrows. On January 1, 2016, my greatest heartbreak happened, my … Continue reading Tears…
Here lately I've been doing a lot of thinking. Well, more like remembering, cherishing, embracing. I'm not really sure what you would call it exactly. Between my Bible Groups and discussions at home and watching the world around me, I find myself thinking about my Grandma Inez & my Momma Kathy more and more every … Continue reading Snapping Beans…