Ticks!

  I’m always afraid of ticks because of being treated for Lyme a couple of years ago and my husband being treated for Lyme two different times, it’s awful!  Whenever I work outside I always take a shower when done.  Yesterday I hoed the flower garden, walked the dog, took my grandbaby to the city…

Vanilla

Christmas is coming!  My homemade gift this year is vanilla so here’s how I started.  Not as simple as it seems I looked for days to get the best price for vanilla beans our local food coop has them for 3.99 a bean, different websites were expensive too!  Wal Mart had a good price about…

The Holidays Are Over!

All the preparations for the holidays starting with Thanksgiving, Christmas and then Happy New Year!  Having  4 daughters and spouses, 7 grandbabies with 1 more on the way, yea!  Keeping the house up, planning meals and what to buy for presents?  Thanksgiving was pretty relaxing because it’s all about food for us, I made the…

My Evanelle

I believe things happen in life for a reason.  In May I started cooking & grocery shopping for Evie come to find out she knew my husbands parents and my parents she went to school with my husbands oldest sister!  The memories we’re flourishing visit by visit with unending laughs over coffee.  I loved listening…

Free!

Well kind of free, we finally found fencing to make a chicken run!   Well kind of a run.  We live next to a highway so I can’t let them roam free.  I think they like it because our egg production has gone up from 3 eggs a day to 6 and some days 10!…

Sittie Jean’s Rhubarb Bars

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I’d like to introduce you to my absolute, without-a-doubt, not-an-ounce-of-questioning, favorite sweet treat there ever was forever and ever and ever. ?Take special care of this one, you guys, it’s an absolute gem. ? But it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t fill you in on the treasure behind the recipe.…

Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk chalk so simple but fun to play with, we get to be outside & use our imaginations!  Grandbaby #6 and I decorated the walk & made big flowers in the driveway.  I love playing with her, it’s my chance to do these fun but simple things. #nana&grandbabyfun #lovesidewalkchalk #chalklineoflife

Easy Way Out

Sometimes grandma just doesn’t have time to make homemade cookies.  I have been using  these chocolate chip cookies by Immaculate for a few years, I love them!  From refrigerator to cookie sheet to oven, done!  They are a gluten free, non-dairy recipe and look, it says “please do not eat raw cookie dough” who hasn’t…

The “Meteor”

Mabel was born in 1913, she is 1 of 7 siblings, 6 girls 1 boy, Inga, Olga Myrtle, Mabel, Marvin, Thelma and Evelyn, parents are Clara & Oscar. We were visiting Grandma Mabel and brought the movie “Starman” its an older movie from 1984 starring Jeff Bridges, of course about aliens.  While watching the movie,…

Wild Ramps “Allium tricoccum”

While hunting the elusive morel mushroom I was also looking for wild Ramps, I have been hearing that people have been finding them.  I researched them to make sure I knew what I was looking for.  I wasn’t finding any mushrooms but I did find a few Ramps!  I thought I could use a stick…

Making Butter

Homemade butter, nothing better!  Making butter is a little messy but worth it, the taste is very different from store bought.  If you want to add fresh herbs or flavorings you can!  All you need is heavy cream, I like to buy it close to the best used by date on the carton because the…

Open House

After the tour we went to the retail store, open to the public, they had a variety of groceries and trinkets for sale.  My daughter treated us to lunch, she’s an employee of Organic Valley. Organic Valley is an independent cooperative of organic farmers based in La Farge WI (population about 754), it was founded…