Category Archives: Cottage lifestyle

Cooking with Fire and Sun

ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEXT BIG EVENT?  Thriving Survival Workshop is coming up on May 26 with a repeat on June 2 from 10 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.  at the Farm Grove farmstead, 18886 Springfield Road, Groveland, IL.  One … Continue reading

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Road Trip to Arthur

  Hog House Garden Shed If I cannot plant potatoes because of our capricious spring weather, I think a road trip to Amish country would be in order while I wait to garden.  I am hosting the THRIVING SURVIVAL WORKSHOP … Continue reading

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Why I Am a Prepping Christian

  Why I Am a Prepping Christian An entire world of preppers, survivalists,  end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it [EOTWAWKI], off- the-grid people are getting ready for the next big event.  I agree things are getting worse, not better; this observation is scriptural.  We may yet see … Continue reading

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When Did Modern Conveniences Become the Master?

Our grandmothers thought the Hoosier Cabinet was the height of modern convenience. Everything was in one place for the efficient home-maker–the flour sifter, the sugar jar, a convenient porcelain work counter, and all the herbs and spices needed to bake and cook.  … Continue reading

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SCHOOL SAFETY OUTSIDE OF THE GUN CONTROL ISSUE

IS THERE AN ANSWER TO SCHOOL SAFETY THAT IS AVAILABLE NOW?  The gun control issue will dominate politics for some time to come.  What can be done NOW to protect our children?  Our daughter Kelly works for the Safe-Latch company in Wisconsin … Continue reading

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VALENTINE BANNER

My daughter made this sweet banner for February with all the appropriate symbols of the month.  It adds a touch of color to the plain days of winter.  Felt squares are decorated with cut outs of Washington, Lincoln, hearts, snow flakes … Continue reading

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Celebrating January

Every month deserves a celebration. When we celebrate, we tag the time to redeem it but not every month comes with a showy holiday to make it stand out from the rest.  January is such a month.  Yes, Martin Luther King Day … Continue reading

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