Be careful what you wish for…

My mother used to warn me when I was a child that I should be careful what I wished for because it might not turn out the way I wanted. I’ve recently had one of those moments. When we bought the farmhouse we specifically requested that the sellers leave the 6-burner commercial range in the…

Little things

There’s so much going on that it’s easy to only see the big items and miss some of the beautiful little things. The detailed decoration on each and every stair of both stair cases. Buttercups in the lawn in early spring. An egg laid in the feed room instead of a nest box. The tiniest…

I’ve moved!

Well, we did it — we bought a farm and have moved in! I’ll be sharing more over the next months but here’s the basics. We have 20 acres of land. We set out to find at least 5 acres and we really thought we’d probably end up in the 5 to 10 acre range,…

When Life Gives You Lemons…

…Make lemon marmalade! I’ve been given quite a few lemons over the last few months and I can’t allow them to go to waste. I still have a lot of lemon juice in my freezer from last year, so there’s no reason to juice them. I found this recipe for Instant Pot orange marmalade recently…

Spelt Scones

I’m having one more tea party before we move to the farm and that means we must have scones. This time I’m making them using spelt flour. Spelt is an ancient form of wheat which isn’t artificially manipulated like modern wheat. For some who have problems with the protein in modern wheat, spelt is a…