Doesn't that sound wonderful?! I've felt a heavy burden on my body for most of my life. I've come to realize that it mostly has been due to being surrounded by so much "stuff." And it wasn't all of mine. My family always held onto so much and the more acquisitions only led to more … Continue reading Would all the “stuff” just disappear?
Summer is a busy time as food begins to ripen for preservation and day trips are on the agenda. Hope to share some more posts with you soon, as well as some photos. Spent much of today picking cherries from our trees. (We've already made Strawberry Jam and canned it; homemade is the best!)😍
As you can tell from this image the Power Company has taken some of this Amish Farmer's land to run electricity through the area.
I said those words to my husband the other day; he laughed. I went to the local library to pick up a few things including a book titled Back to Basics. As I reached to grab the book from the shelf another book fell onto the floor right at my feet. I had a really bad … Continue reading God is talking to me but my husband’s not listening
You may have heard of The Grange. You may even be a member or your family was active in their local Grange many years ago. It doesn't seem to be an active organization where I live anymore but they still do exist. As a youth I had heard of the Grange but wasn't really aware … Continue reading The Order of Patrons of Husbandry a/k/a The Grange
When I got up close to this tree bud I noticed a little ladybug so snug up in there. Such a great spot to enjoy Mother Nature's rain.
My old-soul feels comforted while "wrapped up..." ...in made-from-scratch comfort foods which I made in my kitchen ...in the months from October through February ...in vintage Christmas songs ...while watching The Waltons & Charlie Brown Holiday Specials on television ...in my house watching the snow fall and wearing cozy socks ...day-dreaming of my childhood life on … Continue reading Things which comfort my ‘old soul’
Maybe it is because I miss who I was when I was there Or because of the innocence and carefree life it held for me Maybe for what it stood for and for who was there For all the good that happened; for all the memories it holds of my life as it stands for … Continue reading I Miss You and Who I Once Was With You
I’ve been busy just relaxing this summer and haven’t been writing or even taking many photos. Staying in the air-conditioning is the perfect rx for this time of the year and I am looking forward to Autumn with all its colors and cooler temps. Our garden is keeping us busy with a bounty of food … Continue reading Enjoying Summer
This weekend, we began our "canning season." The local strawberries are now fully ripe and ready for jellies and jams. We took four quarts of delicious and very ripe, wonderfully aromatic strawberries and turned them into this.... We don't mess around with those half-pint jelly jars; we go all the way and fill up those … Continue reading “Canning season” has begun
This image is part of the Glimpse of a Rural Life Series
I love John Denver's music and I am currently listening to an album with so many of his greatest songs which really bring on the Nostalgia. As a child, I became exposed to his music when listening to so many of his vinyl records; I think my Father still has those albums too. I really … Continue reading That old wonderful vinyl collection
I'm not the first person to jump at the newest gadget on the market. I still love older, simpler and high quality items which will endure for many years even through hard use. I'm "old school" in many ways and proud to be! I am fortunate to have lived with the Greatest Generation and exposed … Continue reading I’m not buying into all the upgrades
Is it so taboo to want to live the simple life? In this time period, where just about everyone is "plugged-in" to something electronic or a social media site, it seems like we are evolving at such a rapid pace and no one wants to slow down. To each generation, the term 'good ol' days' … Continue reading Reaching Back In Time
Let us all strive to live the simple old fashioned life, like those of the Greatest Generation: "Use it Up Wear it Out Make it Do Or Do Without"