If you have the notion that you’d love a cook stove or wood stove in your home’s kitchen, there’s a few things I want to share with you. The Cook Stove Is The Heart of Your Country Home Yes, it is wonderful to get off the grid, even if by just a little. Home heating [...]
Dear Country Living Friend: Can you take a deep breath and imagine the delicious smell of bread baking in the oven? Or perhaps you have experienced it before when walking by a bakery? Maybe at a friend’s house who was baking bread when you stopped by… OH! And let’s drop the smells for a moment [...]
It isn’t too far of a stretch to imagine kids gardening and enjoying the act of growing their own food or flowers. So when school lets out for another year and the kids are tugging at your sleeves saying “Mom, what’s there to do?” pull out the kids gardening magazines or seed catalog and get [...]
If the act of playing in the mud doesn’t suit your style anymore, it is time to get digging, planting and weeding with some of the nice, new, ergonomic garden tools. The first day I took a road trip with my gardening friend Shelley, I fell in love. Instantly I could see how the plants [...]
Keeping a vegetable garden in your yard or field is an old idea made new again. In the not too distant past everyone in my neighborhood grew their own food. Without a bustling market or prolific General Store there was just no other way for distant farmers to work their land and feed their families [...]
Gardening may seem like a hobby for people who have little else better to do on the surface but, there are many joys to growing a vegetable garden. First of all, you’ll save money on your grocery bill. You’ll also save money driving to the grocery store and back to stock up on fresh vegetables.
In the United States approximately 23% of all energy consumption is via natural gas. When we rebuilt the farm house (after the fire took everything) we had limited resources so we couldn’t go with solar or wind for energy, however Eric did build in such a way that we could easily convert to green energy [...]