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Raising four children on one salary was often a challenge. I learned many ways to help stretch a dollar. Sometimes I would work part time or take care of other children in addition to our own in order to supplement our income. When I did work part time we would consider my salary as extra Read More…

It’s a wet, chilly Friday. A perfect day to make Cream of Carrot Soup! I’ve had this recipe for years and it freezes well although if you are planning on freezing it I would add the light cream later. This soup does not need to be blended but I have one of those wonderful emersion Read More…

Nothing like a full day’s harvest to help stock the pantry! First I collected the eggs,  it’s nice when each of the hens gives us an egg. Then I shelled my dried Cranberry Beans. Can’t wait to use them in a recipe. Pulled all the carrots; looking forward to making my delicious carrot soup. Spent Read More…

More than one post a day is very unusual but I wanted to let you know that you can now subscribe by email! You will be notified in your inbox every time I make a new post! Thank you for reading my blog! Now back to the garden, it’s a beautiful day to dig potatoes!

One of my favorite fall activities is making soup! I can take a few ingredients from the garden and create a wonderful, nourishing soup that we can enjoy and I can also freeze for later enjoyment. Butternut Squash Soup is a family favorite. Every time I find a recipe I have to try it and Read More…

Skunked! We’ve lived in Vermont for over 14 years and have never had any problems with skunks. That all changed last night, Riley, our* Boston Terrier met a skunk right next to our house! Perhaps she thought it was another Boston Terrier?  She came running back to the house and sat on the steps while Read More…

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