When J was a little boy, many moons ago. He and his siblings were bringing firewood in without gloves and his little fingers were frostbitten. Even now, he has to be careful in the cold because his fingers will hurt badly if not kept warm.
Winter is fast approaching here in the panhandle of Idaho. The pass and upper elevation have already seen snow. I hope you’ve gotten all your wood stacked and dried.
If you’ve used wood as your heating or cooking source for any length of time, then you know the key to heat production is in properly drying and storing firewood.
We’ve want to share what we’ve learned with you over the years about drying and storing firewood.Read More
Back in the day, the women didn’t wear 50 SPF sunscreen in the garden, they wore sunbonnets. Now you can make your own 19th-century sunbonnet without a pattern. Just follow our easy step-by-step instructions.Read More
Whether you’re eating a low carb diet to lose weight or get healthy, one thing we all miss is our bread. Let’s face it, carbs taste goooooooood. So why does eating healthy mean giving up our favorite foods? It doesn’t my good friend. Here is my low carb homemade biscuit recipe, just like grandma used…Read More
Nothing says country living like the smell of fresh homemade biscuits in the oven. Waking up at Granny’s house meant the smell of hot homemade biscuits, homegrown bacon, and heavenly dripped coffee. Even after all these years, these smells transport me back in time to a young girl crawling from beneath handmade quilts and skipping to the kitchen to find love and breakfast. Who knew then how precious those days would become.Read More
Summer draws it’s final breaths. You can feel the earth and all her creatures heave a sigh of relief as the heat is dissipating and crisp, cool mornings arrive. The change of temperature turns my gardener thoughts to the fall garden. The onslaught of harvest and preserving is over. Time for some deep breaths while we start new seeds and do the fall garden preparation.Read More