Monday Musing: Fall into Winter

The afternoons still slurry into soft heat, but mornings are nose-ticklingly crisp. Munchkin’s school is only six blocks away – so each morning I bundle the kids into the bike trailer, spread a blanket over their knees, and pedal like mad to make it before the bell. Three weeks in… Continue reading »

Springing the Spring Garden 2015

Spring has sprung here. There’s no getting around it. It’s very possible that we’ll get a few more snow showers (after all, we live in Montana, where it snows in August and it’s considered perfectly normal), but I think our days of snow coverage are ended. The crocuses are popping… Continue reading »

Natural Lawncare Theory – Dealing with Dandelions

My yard dandelions and I have a friendly agreement. They don’t take over too much of the yard, and I mostly leave them alone. Somehow, they seem to forget this understanding every spring. I like to think it’s really all those naughty dandelions from two yards over – they just… Continue reading »

Spicy Apple Butter

Saturday is the big day! Look for a giveaway beginning on October 15th to celebrate my 100th post. I’ll be giving away a jar of this delicious apple butter. I’m feeling really lazy and tired tonight. It’s been a hard, long day. So… this recipe has been around for a… Continue reading »

Miscon, Chickens!, and Catching Up

What do you think of when you think of Victorian fashion. Probably the huge outlandish bustles right? Those weird bumps that make women look like they have a camel hump? Did you know that in the middle of the Victorian period for about three or four years there were no… Continue reading »