Category Archives: Family

Santa Baby

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. Or the movie Frozen. After 8 days of this mess, my driveway still looks like this. The chickens are not sure what to think about all this white stuff. This is their first major snow and they are not about to come out of that coop.  […]

First Birthday's Are the Best

I can’t believe this, but my grandson will be one next week. We had his birthday party yesterday and this is the weather we had to deal with. First Birthday’s are so much fun. Most babies don’t know what to do with packages.   He was just as happy with the tissue paper. It didn’t take […]

Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We celebrated with 3 different gatherings, 3 big meals, over a 3 day period.  Lots of cooking, lots of visiting and lots of leftovers. Our first Thanksgiving was held at my youngest son’s new house 2 hours away.  They had just moved 5 days earlier and I told […]

On the Same Level as Comfort Food

When the weather starts to get cold, people start talking about comfort food. Chicken Soup. Lasagna. Mashed potatoes. Anything warm, gooey, buttery or cheesy seems to get the title of comfort food. Although I am a huge fan of comfort food, cold weather also signals the onset of my favorite time of year–comfort clothes season. I hate […]

Fun, Creepy and Somewhat Disgusting Halloween Recipes

For years, I have made creepy Halloween treats.  Here are a few of my favorites.  I never thought to photograph them, but I did find some pictures online.  Have fun with these! Witches Fingers 11 oz. tube refrigerated breadstick dough 1/4 c. butter, melted 2 Tbs. cinnamon sugar 1 large egg, slightly beaten almonds-sliced, natural […]

Small Town USA–Part One

Do you ever go through a small town and say, “we should stop here sometime.” That’s exactly what we did on our last motorcycle trip. Our trip started with breakfast at the only café in our very small town of Hindsville (population 75).  The café is in a 100 yr. old building and was a bustling […]

If Your Favorite Color is Chrome,

then you should have been in Fayetteville this weekend. Bikes, Blues and BBQ is a motorcycle rally started in 2000 with around 300 motorcycles in attendance.  It didn’t take long for people to discover the beauty of the area and the rally has now grown to an attendance of around 400,000. To date, Bikes, Blues & BBQ is […]

Here's the Proof

Every spring, in the big field across the creek, my mom would plant gourds. She planted bird house gourds, snake gourds and these little two-toned gourds that I don’t know the name of. I never had room to plant gourds.  They are a very vigorous vine that can quickly take over every inch of garden […]

What to do with All Those Cherry Tomatoes

I usually just plant 2 cherry tomato plants in my garden.  These 2 plants give me plenty of tomatoes to eat all summer long. My cherry tomato of choice is an heirloom variety called Mexican Midget. These plants can get up to 6 feet tall and usually produce tomatoes well into the fall.  They laugh in […]

Chicken Coop Update and Some Other Stuff

I just realized I haven’t done a chicken coop update in a while. There are some changes coming to the coop, but I wanted to show you how the roof is coming along. Let’s travel back in time to late winter when the coop was being built. I planted the roof in April And here it is […]