It’s In Our Blood… Thank You Pioneer Ancestors!

There’s something to be said for the tenacity of our ancestors through our DNA

Zucchini Marathon

Today I woke with a mission: Zucchini! While my garden was sadly unproductive this year (thank you very much crafty groundhog!) we have a neighbor that delighted in sharing his abundance of zucchini, yellow squash, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies with Pecansand tomatoes. And I, for one, am grateful! One of my secret joys is … Continue reading Zucchini Marathon

Local Summer Honey

My daughter and I were on the lookout for local honey. Recently a sweet friend of mine had mentioned (in the middle of one of my particularly nasty hay fever attacks) that if I began taking a daily dose of the most local honey I could find, then I would build up an immunity to … Continue reading Local Summer Honey

Forest Nursery: Waldkindergarten

  Early today while lingering in bed over my morning coffee, I came across a wonderful, brief article highlighting Waldkindergarten or Forest Nursery, which originated in Germany. These outdoor schools for little ones bring kids to nature and allow them to freely explore and learn through play. Climbing trees, wading in creeks, turning over rocks … Continue reading Forest Nursery: Waldkindergarten

The Winds of Change

Finding it hard to sleep tonight as I listen to the howling winds whipping up the hill and the heavy rains beating the side windows of the house. It's supposed to begin snowing over night as another storm moves into the area. Hard to believe that it was a sunny, beautiful 64 degree day today. … Continue reading The Winds of Change

Simple Lessons

Oh my. Since before the holidays my life has been a blur. A whirlwind of to-do's, obligations, anything but living the simple life I so desire to accomplish. To be honest, January was the first month since I started this little blogging endeavor that I didn't write a thing. Oh, often I've felt inspired but … Continue reading Simple Lessons

From Ordinary to Extraordinary: A Most Ingenius Fix

My husband never fails to amaze me. One of my favorite things about him is his ability to build, create, or fix things. He is a problem solver and a people pleaser, so he never fails to come up with the perfect, simple solution. He has a tendency to agonize over a problem, mulling over … Continue reading From Ordinary to Extraordinary: A Most Ingenius Fix

How Did The Summer Elude Me?

As I sit here on the back porch this early Saturday morning in August, and think back over the past few months, I wonder just where did the summer go? In our neck of the woods we were met with an entire month of rain to kick off the season, which continued intermittently throughout July. … Continue reading How Did The Summer Elude Me?

The Ties That Bind

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Our humble brick ranch, in Pennsylvania, used to be part of Jackson's farm  before houses were built here in the 1960's. It was constructed by my husband Danny's Great Uncle Huck and his wife Dot and was lived in by the couple along with two of his siblings, Danny's Great Uncle John and his grandmother - … Continue reading The Ties That Bind

Somewhere Between

Do you often feel that you are in this world, but not of it? That you lead an average life working to put food on the table, to keep a home and raise a family, but your heart longs for simpler times? And by simpler times, I don't mean when things were easy by any … Continue reading Somewhere Between