Collecting: Milk Glass

I have Martha Stewart to blame for my interest in collecting milk glass. Well, Martha, and the fact that milk glass is plentiful and easy to collect, and you don’t have to put a lot of money into building a collection. Of course, I’m not…

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5 Herbs You Can Grow on a Windowsill

One of the things I miss most about gardening during the long winter months is the scent of the garden. Green, vibrant, alive. The pungent odor of tomato leaves, the almost antiseptic scent of marigolds, the delicate perfume of the wild roses that grow near…

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A look at the garden – first week of fall!

Our garden is starting to wind down. A couple of frosts this past weekend spelled the end of the tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, squash, cucumbers, and basil for the season. I’m honestly sad to see it end. This was the best garden we’ve had in a…

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An Early Spring Look at Our Homestead

The snow has almost completely melted on our little NW Michigan homestead (though it is snowing as I write this…*sigh*) which meant that it was time for our first family walk of the spring. We do this a lot during the summer and fall, and…

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Freezing Fog

We had a weather alert for freezing fog here in northern Michigan early this morning. And sure enough, when we got up to let the dog out and feed the chickens, we were met with a sight that looked like something from a holiday fairy…

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Early May on the Homestead

This is our first spring here on our homestead, and it has been a busy one! In addition to work (so much writing and editing for me, and woodworking for Roger — we are truly lucky!) we’ve been busy digging garden beds, starting seeds, mowing,…

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Late February, a Birthday, and a Welcome Thaw

Late February means we’re thinking of seeds and gardens and looking out at our snowy Northern Michigan landscape wishing for green again. After the deluge of chocolate and other candy that comes with Valentine’s Day, we have a birthday to celebrate and then things quiet…

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