I am never quite sure what posts my readers will most enjoy and give them ranking of the top 7 posts.. Over the last year I have written a number of posts on various subjects. Here are the top 7 posts of 2016 and the top 4 posts since I started blogging in 2012!
The Top 7 Posts of 2016
Between the Lines
It’s not often that you get excited when someone reaches out to you because of your age! However when Katharine from Katherines Corners told me she wanted to feature 50 Bloggers Over 50 I thought it was a wonderful idea and I was thrilled to be asked to be part of her blog series “Between the Lines”!
In fact when you follow this series you will meet some amazing bloggers all over the age of 50!
Bird Feeding Month
I never realized that each month is dedicated to something. January was the soup month and February is dedicated to feeding the birds! Do you feed the birds? My husband loves to feed the birds and we have various feeders all around the house. We have a homemade suet feeder, which the woodpeckers and nuthatches just love.
Yesterday I shared a guest post talking about the 12 spring-cleaning chores you shouldn’t miss. Today I am continuing the discussion about spring-cleaning. Spring is always a busy time for me, it’s time to get out in the garden and start cleaning up after the long winter. It’s time to sort through my seeds and figure out what needs to be planted now!
Exploring Vermont with Our Grandchildren
Exploring Vermont with our grandchildren was such fun. Recently we were blessed to have our two daughters and three grandchildren visit us for ten days. Having three children ages, 5, 3 and two months under our roof was exhausting, but I wouldn’t have traded the time for anything. It gave us the opportunity to do some exploring with our grandchildren and show them the things we love about Vermont. It was also peak foliage so it was the perfect time for them to visit.
Picking Sour Cherries
Sour cherries grow in Vermont but their season is short, sometimes only two weeks long! If we have an unusually cold spring there might not be any sour cherries. Last Friday my husband and I decided to go on an adventure and find some elusive sour cherries to pick!
Simple Christmas Gifts
I love to give gifts at Christmas and simple handmade Christmas gifts are the best kind. This year we are cutting back on our gifts, instead I am working on making several simple Christmas gifts.
If your dog runs into a skunk here is a wonderful recipe that I can vouch for!
Top Posts of All Times
Cleaning a Burnt Pot
Did you ever have a burnt pot that was so bad you thought you would have to throw it out? Here is a wonderful way to get the pot clean!
Insulating a Chicken Coop
Recently I was contacted by Bryce Thomas of IncubatorWarehouse.com. Not only were they willing to have me review some of their equipment used in hatching chicks but he also wrote a wonderful guest post for me. For the next couple of weeks I am not going to be posting as regularly as I have to make several trips out of state to prepare for my mother’s service. This seems like the perfect time to share his post on “How to Insulate a Chicken Coop”. With all the cold weather we are having this information is rather important to help keep our chickens warm and healthy!
During the winter months when there is so much flu going around we try to take all precautions to stay healthy. When my son was younger he would usually be the one to catch whatever flu bug was going around. A friend of mine shared this recipe for The Master Tonic and once we started using it even my son stayed healthy! I’ve often thought it would also make a good seasoning for a Chinese dish! It is meant to be used to gargle with first and then you swallow it. If you use really hot peppers I swear you can feel the heat flowing through your blood vessels. I have shared this with several friends who now use it regularly during the flu season as well.
Restoring a Wool Sweater
I have to say the most popular post I ever wrote was a post I wrote in 2013 on how to restore a shrunken sweater! I first shared this tip again in January of 2015. This post is still getting comments, several of them asking me why I was washing my son’s sweater (which I shrunk) and not having my son wash it! What kind of mother was I to raise children that don’t know how to wash their own sweaters! Too funny, as they totally missed the point of the post. I was just sharing a tip on how to restore a sweater that you may have shrunk my mistake!