Finally sewing again…

It’s been about a week, but I was so proud of the dress I made for O’s birthday this year, I just had to share it. For her 5th birthday, she wanted a new birthday dress. I don’t know, maybe the last one I made is getting a little small…? Anyway, I was happy to oblige. As youContinue reading “Finally sewing again…”

Recipe: Zucchini Muffins

‘Tis the season of the Zucchini….. Here’s a great recipe we made this week as a special birthday treat. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! And here’s a quick link to another of our favorite zucchini recipes…in case you’re as covered up as we are. Don’t forget: If your garden is growingContinue reading “Recipe: Zucchini Muffins”

Ladies Homestead Gathering THIS WEEK!

The Rockbridge County Chapter of the National Ladies Homestead Gathering is getting together THIS WEEK at OUR FARM to discuss water bath and pressure canning! The group will be preparing some canned peaches to take home, so if you plan to join us, make sure you bring a 16oz Ball brand canning jar with a NEWContinue reading “Ladies Homestead Gathering THIS WEEK!”

Red Wing Roots Music Festival 2015

The kids and I had an amazing time at Red Wing Roots Music Festival this weekend. It got off to a rather rocky start but improved dramatically once we were finally settled in at our campsite. The morning of our planned departure I received no fewer than 14 yellow jacket stings. At 6:45 am. It was awful.Continue reading “Red Wing Roots Music Festival 2015”

In the Garden :: May 30

Things are growing pretty well…for the most part. The onions are still completely choked with weeds, but the garlic is looking really good. I pulled a few garlic hoping to give the remaining plants more space, so we’ll see… I harvested the teeniest little carrot the other day, while I was working with the tomatoes.Continue reading “In the Garden :: May 30”

Recipe :: Mayonnaise

I tried making homemade mayo a few years ago and was relatively pleased with the results. I got a creamy, kinda yummy, soupy spread that sort of resembled mayo. Plus, it was only recommended to keep for a few days, and we just couldn’t eat it fast enough. This spring, I discovered a recipe for mayonnaise inContinue reading “Recipe :: Mayonnaise”

In the Garden :: April 27

Things are coming along pretty nicely these days. Our number one biggest success has been the garlic! I planted it in October and basically crossed my fingers. I was surprised not to find any scapes this spring, but the leaves seem pretty tall and full. Out of curiosity I went ahead and pulled “one,” butContinue reading “In the Garden :: April 27”

Farm History :: Part 2

Recently, the kids and I (and my cousin and her family) visited the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia. The FCM is a living history museum, with exhibits that showcase the lives pre-Americans were living in Africa, Germany, England and Ireland. You can visit an African village made of clay, an English smallholding complete with a smallContinue reading “Farm History :: Part 2”