Weekend trip to lake Michigan

My boyfriend and I now go on drives every weekend around our little circle of towns.  Yesterday for our drive, we decided to go a little further out and visit someplace neither of us have been in a long time.  Lake Michigan in the winter time! I've got to admit, the long drive didn't seem … Continue reading Weekend trip to lake Michigan

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5 things I’m thankful for this year!

With thanksgiving just two days away, I decided to do a post about thankfulness.  My lovely mother always made my brother and I write out a list of things or people we were thankful for from November first to thanksgiving.  Something my brother and I thought of as a nightmare in homeschooling, we despised the … Continue reading 5 things I’m thankful for this year!

Three days of snow, two bowls of stew, and a possum in a Christmas tree..

So, I couldn't help but take pictures when the first snow hit last Wednesday and brag about how beautiful this place is when under a thin blanket of snow.  It only lasted a day before the sun came out to melt it.  Not to worry though, it snowed again, only to be melted again.  And … Continue reading Three days of snow, two bowls of stew, and a possum in a Christmas tree..

Seed saving 101

As the first frost last month took my flowers in my cut garden away, and the flowers I had picked that were inside started to die off, my grandmother seen my dying flowers and told me that it was time to collect seeds.  Something I knew NOTHING about!  I have heard and read about people … Continue reading Seed saving 101

Greenhouse; A working project (Part Three)

Frame fixed, check. Frame secured, check! Tent on?  Check! Finally, the tent has been patched, pulled over the frame, and secured to the ground!  I HAVE A GREENHOUSE! I used cinder blocks to strap the tent to the ground, and then cut some logs to run across the bottom of the greenhouse to keep the … Continue reading Greenhouse; A working project (Part Three)

Ways to keep warm (when the furnace goes out)

To save money, we weren't planning on turning out furnace on until November first.  As the nights grew steadily colder, and the house became increasingly cold (at one point the thermostat said 40° inside!), we broke down and decided it was best to turn the furnace on.  Only trouble was, it wasn't turning on! So, after … Continue reading Ways to keep warm (when the furnace goes out)

Greenhouse; A working project (Part 2)

After the fiasco of the wind blowing my poor greenhouse away in the spring, I wasn't taking ANY chances!  This thing was going to stay weather it liked it or not! After getting the frame up, I needed a way to make it STAY!   I decided on cinder blocks again, only this time, underground. It … Continue reading Greenhouse; A working project (Part 2)