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

A Picture of Simple Beauty

In the vibrant Autumn sun. Peeping on the Camp. Curious onlooker.I am by no means a photographer. But I have always enjoyed taking photos of my own, documenting life events and capturing the beauty of nature around me. I like to use my own photos for my blog, and am known to randomly share snapshots … Continue reading A Picture of Simple Beauty

Autumn’s Last Song

Autumn's vibrant colors.I woke early this morning and decided to go for a walk around our humble homestead. Being a lover of the outdoors and nature, it's one of my favorite ways to get a few extra steps in my day. Noticing the various ways that autumn is nudging out the last vestiges of summer, I … Continue reading Autumn’s Last Song

A Time to Reset

These last remaining days of summer have been bitter-sweet. School has started, the visiting relatives from across the country have gone, our daughter fractured her arm on the playground, and I am busy harvesting Red Potatoes and Yukon Golds from the garden with the last of my green onions. The pears are ripe and sweet, … Continue reading A Time to Reset

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