Y'all, my husband is the best gift giver, ever. He takes after his Mama. He knows exactly what I'd like, use, need, enjoy, and always no matter how hard I try, he always out-gives me 😉 I managed to schedule a date night for us that coincided with our church hosting a parent's night out. … Continue reading Early Christmas: Big ‘Ol Cast-iron Cooking
Family, Food, Faith
I've been focusing on involving the kids in my "have to's" like harvesting our peanuts. It turns everything into a big event, and slows things down and adds an extra element of policing the throwing of freshly harvested legumes at one's brothers... But, I figure, this is my life too, and there's no reason to … Continue reading Family, Food, Faith
Holidays and Project Updates!
I love when my in-laws visit-- my productivity quadruples! We had a lovely Christmas together, delayed shipping notwithstanding. We even were blessed with a gorgeous Christmas Eve snow!! It's only the 2nd white Christmas I cam recall since we've lived in Tennessee. We also celebrated our Baby Bear's first bear-thday 🐻 And delayed our Christmas … Continue reading Holidays and Project Updates!
I’m Farm Fit
I used to wonder how pioneer women had the bodily strength and stamina to live that lifestyle. That wondering was based on a misconception- they were strong and had stamina because of that lifestyle. My "ancient" vitamix blender finally bit the dust (yes I ordered a replacement one on eBay on the cheap.) So I'm … Continue reading I’m Farm Fit
Transitioning to Stainless Steel
Let's go way on back to 2010... My husband and I got married that April, on a Wednesday morning, at the county courthouse. No, it wasn't a shotgun wedding, we just really wanted to be married, and unfortunate family circumstances led to us choosing super low-key elopement over the formal church wedding I had spent … Continue reading Transitioning to Stainless Steel
She’ll be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain
My great granny was a proper southern woman.Full of grit, faith, and I don't think I ever saw her without lipstick and painted fingernails.Her kisses were inigmatically sharp and abrasive! She smelled of peppermint and stale cigarette smoke. And I loved my granny so so so much!My great grandfather built their home on a hill … Continue reading She’ll be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain
Christmas Dinner Menu
One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is the sharing of recipes and food. Preparing and eating dishes I know my great granny or friends have made and enjoyed is heart-warming to me. Not quite like having them with me for dinner, but it's as close as I can get in some cases. … Continue reading Christmas Dinner Menu
Rainy Autumn Saturday
It has been raining here literally since I woke up at 7:45 this morning (likely before) and still hasn't let up. As such, we set about indoor activities today. My son went with our good friends (and incidentally his favorite sitter) for a fun day at the pumpkin patch and a costume party. I don't … Continue reading Rainy Autumn Saturday
Pork Roast Double Take
I'm all about economical food without sacrificing nutrition. As such, on the menu for this week was a pork roast. I got the Boston Butt cut, and cooked it in the Crock-Pot for 6 hours on high. To season it, I dry-rubbed it with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and chili powder, and to … Continue reading Pork Roast Double Take
Troubleshooting Sourdough Starter
He humbled you by letting you go hungry; then He gave you manna to eat, which you and your fathers had not known, so that you might learn that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD. -Deuteronomy 8:3 And thank goodness for that! … Continue reading Troubleshooting Sourdough Starter
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