It’s easy to grow Stevia in your own garden.

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I have tried store-bought Stevia powder in the past and found that it left a strange ‘after taste’ in the mouth, but knowing that homegrown herbs always taste far superior to store-bought, I thought home grown Stevia would be better. It is! Continue reading

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Windsor Chairs…….straight from the log.

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Here’s the story of how we ended up living in Bear River, and how John started building Windsor chairs. Continue reading

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Let Sleeping Pigs Lie.

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Learning to live with the four seasons is an integral part of homesteading and it takes a few years to know the dance and nuances of each season. Spring, summer, and fall are the busy months, while winter allows a … Continue reading

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A Son with a Different Name.

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Read more about the unconditional love that our Silver Laced Wyandotte hen has for her Rhode Island Red chick. Continue reading

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It’s Cold Out There!

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I’ve been expecting him. He’s been knocking at the door for a few weeks now, watching for someone to forget the latch. Well someone left the gate open and he came bowling in! Continue reading

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Of Cakes and Puddings

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The ritual of making christmas pudding each year has become as important for me, possibly more, than the actual eating of it. Continue reading

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The stinking rose a.k.a. garlic.

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Anything not benefiting from the addition of chocolate will probably benefit from the addition of garlic. – Culinary proverb. Just when you thought the gardening year was over and it was safe to put your tools away for winter, it’s … Continue reading

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A day trip to France

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Having lived all my life by the sea, I have an affinity with walking on the beach, so on a rare, warm November day we took off and headed for the sea. A short drive from home is a scenic … Continue reading

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Inspired to Write

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Back in 2004, I moved, with my husband and family to live in a new country, and we embraced the challenge of growing all our vegetables, managing a woodlot, keeping bees, and raising animals. As would be expected when embarking … Continue reading

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Apples Galore!

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Making and canning apple sauce. Continue reading

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