Category Archives: Cottage lifestyle

When the Lamb Stands

After an autumn trip to Israel, the land to which Christ will return in glory, I set my hand to finishing a forty-year commitment.  I began teaching prophecy in my early 20’s and have probably taught the Revelation a hundred … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS CAROLS

The piano in the great room is decked with candles and garland.  My favorite Christmas carol book is open to Silent Night.  A stack of carefully-gathered sheet music waits its turn underneath:  White Christmas, Sleigh Ride, The Christmas Song, Rudolph, … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Season

In memory of my grandmother, I enjoy baking rhubarb pie in spring. Rhubarb is a tough perennial vegetable that is used like a fruit in the early spring garden.  Those who do not care for rhubarb make the case that … Continue reading

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A Ducks’ Tale

In order to find a safe place for the ducks and Canada geese to nest around our pond, my brother placed a nesting box on top of the metal grid over the overflow culvert.  It certainly kept critters like raccoons, … Continue reading

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The Security of the Sheep Fold

Our rustic garden shed was on the farm property when we restored our barn home.  We believe it was a sheep shed.  Now it houses equipment and tools but I like to think of sheep being herded inside for protection … Continue reading

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Seasons of Farm Grove Cookbook – 2nd Edition

We are excited about the 2nd edition of our family home and restaurant cookbook. It is an updated and expanded version of the original, containing not only recipes from our tearoom but favorites from our families and the best of … Continue reading

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Are You a Closet Prepper?

TEA LIGHT HOME HEATER Women like security. With the increase in natural disasters, having a stash of handy tools is a good idea; and I have friends who feel the same way.  If the electricity is off for a protracted time, … Continue reading

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