Monthly Archives: November 2013

Homemade Solstice Tree Decorations

My stepdaughter and I had a moment to craft last night. We worked on Solstice crafts. She on a secret present, and me on ornaments. I finished the diamond shaped ornaments and then had time to recreate a mitten ornament … Continue reading

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Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

The cold months are upon us and nothing warms the soul like hot cocoa. I found the box at the storage unit with my baking supplies in it. I layered powdered sugar, non-fat dried milk, regular sugar, and unsweetened cocoa … Continue reading

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Morning on the BackYard Farm

A cup of coffee and a cat on my sunny porch railing. What more could a mama ask for? The heat lamp is in action. Nimbus, and now Dundren, are both molting, and the days and nights have been cold. … Continue reading

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Mama gets some dishes done

A moment here or there to wash dishes is essential in my world. There always seem to be more dishes than time to do them in. This little trick works quite well. I fill a metal bowl with a few … Continue reading

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Homemade Fall Food

My cupboards are a bit bare, but this has inspired me to be a creative cook. Out of eggs? Whip up some pancake batter and pour plain yogurt overtop with homemade apricot preserves. Needing a little pastry love? Whip up … Continue reading

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Doing What We Can With What We Have

Hi there. These days my cupboards look a bit like those of Mother Hubbard. But I am not in despair. No no, this is a resilience post. I am liberated by my lack of food. How, you say? Well, this … Continue reading

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Life on the BackYard Farm

So much is happening here. The garden is growing every few days. There is a garden once again. In fact, it is made up of some of my very same plants. I dug up a few that were getting crowded … Continue reading

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Sweater Baby Pants

Today while River was napping I made her a pair of pants. This is a big accomplishment for me. I am not one of those whip it together kind of ladies. I can sew alright, but often get hung up … Continue reading

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Worm Casting Compost Tea

I know this blog has strayed a bit away from the garden during our move. But we have been here two weeks now, and things are slowly rolling along. Today we harvested worm casting compost tea and gave the garden … Continue reading

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