Short & Sweet

I visited a good friend today, we gabbed for a few hours.  When it was time to leave she gave me a wonderful gift!  I bet you all thought the wine right?  The most precious gift of all is her friendship.  Although I do have to say my week has been leaning on the wine…

Gluten Free Rhubarb Crunch

As I was out hoeing the flower garden, I decided to check out the vegetable garden for weeds, it can wait.  The asparagus was ready to pick again!  Yea!  I turned around to see the rhubarb,  some of it is ready, I’m thinking do I want to cut it now?  Rhubarb crunch sounds really good!…

Do I Have To Share?

Sharing, we’ve all heard it, starting at a young age and as we grew into an adult, remember to share! I was a stay at home mom, raising 4 girls.  I sewed almost all of their clothes until they asked for brand named clothing, I gardened, canned, froze and dehydrated all of our garden produce….

Raspberries

One of the local wineries was giving away raspberries plants, only things needed was a shovel, buckets & elbow grease!  My oldest daughter and I dug about 100 plants, loaded them in the back of my car, dirt & all, I should have drove the truck!  When we were done, we tasted a couple new…

Greek Yogurt

I don’t have a lot of dairy in my diet but I love my homemade greek yogurt!  Here’s a little tidbit about greek yogurt, it has double the protein, half the carbs & sodium of the regular yogurt, so it’s less likely to upset the lactose intolerant.  So how you say?  The difference between greek…

Gluten Free Brioche Rolls

Gluten Free has been my life going on 4 years now, I miss bread!  GF bread is so expensive and I couldn’t find one I liked without toasting it.  I wanted a hamburger with tomato, lettuce, onion & cheese but not on a bulky GF bun!  Internet here I come!  Seems like I had been…

The Wedding Ring

My husband told me a short story that his mother Mabel, told him about her mother Clara.   So in short my husbands Grandma. Clara married Oscar, she a planted a garden in the spring, when Clara was done planting the garden realized she had lost her wedding ring!  7 years later while pulling up…

Grandbaby

Thursday night grandbaby #6 stayed over so Mom could study and get some things done around the house, I know, I know, it’s a hard job but somebody has to do it! (I’m smiling right now).  Friday morning after seeing grandpa off to work and after breakfast, still in our pajamas, we had to feed…

Trellis

It’s been beautiful weather in central Wisconsin, well, except the wind!  I don’t mind as long as I can get out in the garden.  I was going to plant green beans around poles but we trimmed our apple trees, I have a lot of branches so I thought why not make something for the beans…

Gatherings

Last Saturday night, we went to a firemens benefit at a nearby town.  The tickets bought us a steak dinner, a chance to win up to 500.00 and a gathering of friends, family and neighbors, we didn’t win any money.  I know there’s a picture of chickens at the top of this blog but here’s…

Basement Treasures!

Look what I found while cleaning the basement!  I found them in a box that was in a dark corner of the basement.  Instead of getting a flashlight I slowly reached my hand in the box, first thing I felt was kind of furry & soft feeling, yikes!  Whew, it was a paint roller!  I…

First Trip To The Mine!

Grandpa took Grandma for a semi ride today.   We went to a little town in Iowa where there is a mine, It was my first time there, 160 miles of road, 3 miles wide, 6 miles long.  Semi lights have to be on so we could see but there are fluorescent lights hanging on…