January 6th, 2020

Recovery Things have been slow so far this winter and I am not complaining.  Warm weather means mud and mud means we can’t drive out in the fields to cut wood unless we want to leave big ruts, which we don’t.  But the wood shed is still pretty full so we can wait until colder… Continue reading January 6th, 2020

November 11th, 2019 — Hygge

Hygge It’s 5:30 in the morning and the thermometer reads 19 degrees.  That gave me a start for a minute or two but then I looked around me and saw a fire burning brightly in the woodstove.  My breakfast of cocoa and toast from bread I made, spread with butter. Real butter made from real… Continue reading November 11th, 2019 — Hygge

October 28th, 2019 — Secrets of the Castle

Secrets of the Castle If you’re not careful you can learn something every day.  I learned something months ago and just remembered it this morning and realised Medieval housewives were not only innovative they were downright brilliant.   We’ve watched all of the living history series from the BBC available on You Tube. One, Secrets of… Continue reading October 28th, 2019 — Secrets of the Castle

February 18th, 2019 — When Chickens Come Home to Roost

When the Chickens Come Home to Roost Does anyone remember back to 1999 when Y2K was going to wipe out civilization as we know it?  All because the year portion of the date on computers was the last 2 digits only; how would the computer know it was 2000?  Our cars, modern medical technology, phones,… Continue reading February 18th, 2019 — When Chickens Come Home to Roost

February 11th, 2019 — Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring There’s another winter weather advisory on for tonight until Wednesday but I’m not worried about that because spring is right around the corner.  I know this because our mailbox has been filling with seed catalogs since December. Most of those get thrown straight away.  No matter how seductive the pictures of fruits… Continue reading February 11th, 2019 — Signs of Spring