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Our growing season in Vermont is a short one. The ground is really too cold to plant until the end of May and we’ve been known to have a frost as early as Labor Day weekend! My dream is to have a greenhouse to help extend the season. We have friends that have a beautiful Read More…

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…

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