Category Archives: Family

Celebration of Summer in Verse

I really love summer, especially the earliest part, and I know that I’m not alone. The grass is green, the trees and flowers are blooming, birds are singing, bugs are buzzing. And a favorite poem that reminds me of these … Continue reading

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My Father’s Day

This is a repeat, but a good one, as I remember and honor my dad. I feel grateful that he was the man who raised me and helped to make me the person I am today. Here’s a little bit … Continue reading

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Prepper recommendations

Frugal Fit Mom does a lot of videos about shopping. She personally keeps a large pantry, including home canned veggies and fruit, frozen meat, bread etc, and dry goods. Here are some of her recommendations for prepper storage. Hope this … Continue reading

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Food my mama made for me

I have to tell you first that my mother was not particularly fond of cooking. She didn’t drink alcohol, but often said that if she ever took up drinking, it would be at 5:00 pm when she had to cook … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

To all our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers too – I hope you have a happy and relaxing day! A recycled post – I hope you don’t mind. King James Version (KJV) Ps-16-6 The lines are fallen unto me in … Continue reading

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5 stockpile tips for beginners

You may or may not be a beginner, but these are good tips. By the way, did you know that the LDS has been teaching their members about stockpiling for emergencies for a very long time? They have many good … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Jessie!

I almost didn’t post this today because it has been repeated more than once. But this post isn’t really for you – it is for me. So, forgive me while I indulge myself with memories and thoughts of the most … Continue reading

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Gardening on the cheap – particularly for beginners

If you don’t have a vegetable garden now, but think you might want to start one, here are some ideas for keeping costs down and effort minimal. Here is Jessica, again, from Roots and Refuge Farm. This video is from … Continue reading

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Why Garden?

You may be thinking about planting a garden for the first time. Or you might be thinking of expanding your garden space in response to the rise in food prices – enough to “put up” your own vegetables and fruit … Continue reading

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Story of the day – Mr. Edwards meets Santa Claus (Laura Ingalls Wilder)

“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”   — Laura Ingalls Wilder  This … Continue reading

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