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Old world self-sufficiency in a new world ...
So much of our lives literally revolves around the kitchen. We eat all our meals together there, sharing the day's challenges and successes. It served as the school room and the family room for playing games. Plans for the day and the future are discussed and solidified over food and drink. The bills get paid, records are kept and taxes figured there. Seeds are spread on the table while planning the garden and jars are sorted and filled there at harvest time. Quilts and clothes get cut and sewn on that table. Neighbors and friends are always welcome to share a cup of coffee and baked goods of the day. Wonderful memories reside in the kitchen while delightful new, little people come to add their chapters.

Letting Love Grow

Posted by Pam Molloy on 2/14/2018 to General Homesteading
Letting Love Grow

Happy Day, Valentine. After all these years my love for you and our simple life grows yet stronger.

Nothing is Easier than Pickles

Posted by Pam on 7/10/2017 to Canning
Who eats boiled cucumbers? Right, nobody!
But most "FDA approved" recipes result in a mushy product.

Here's a dependable old fermentation style pickle recipe that simply can't be any more simple.

Shouldn’t the Spring Equinox be New Year’s Day?

Posted by Pam Molloy on 3/25/2017 to General Homesteading
Shouldn’t the Spring Equinox be New Year’s Day?
Monday was the first day of Spring .  Kidding season begins, buds on the aspen trees and daffodils pushing up, rocks on the lawn left by the snowplow. As I stripped off my coat and got down to work, I pondered the real significance of the Spring Equinox.