Really, It’s Nothing New!

The eggs of the modern  times. Never the less, pretty pastels.  You’ve heard me say it before, “Times change and we with time.” This past holiday weekend I noticed I didn’t see not one Easter bonnet at church.  Bonnets were always a big deal once upon a time, as was buying the new clothing to…

Resurrecting a Favorite

My daughter saw this post and prepared the Easter ham dinner for modern times.  This time of year everything is being resurrected here on  the farm. The grass. The trees. The lilies.  My red tulips, finally   brave enough to bloom, and best of all,  the  lilac in full bloom.   I love the fragrance of…

I Was A Child Entrepreneur.

The warm weather a week ago, here in Ohio,  had me ready to start digging in the garden dirt with thoughts of a big juicy tomato,   later sliced and put on a grilled hamburger.  Then came some snow and 25 degrees!   All winter the seed catalogs came one after another.  I chuckle each time I…

Sherry’s Farmhouse Cheesecake

Farmhouse CheesecakeI love this plain and simple recipe.  But I do love a chocolate crust, too!  This past week I was surprised when I heard our granddaughter, Avah, soon to be eight years old, asking for cheesecake with strawberries for her birthday cake.   I’m surprised, but maybe I shouldn’t be. The family has gone to…

Mother That BURNS!

When I was a child, on the farm of the sixties, we kids had our fair share of cuts and scrapes and bruises and at that time there wasn’t any triple antibiotic ointment that I know of.  I was shocked the other day when I went to buy a tube—the price was so expensive.  I’ve…

Still Remembering Bobby

We were honored at our Blue Jean Ball fundraising event for    our Cherry Ridge Therapeutic Learning Programs when Peyton was brought  forward and said “Hi” to our audience.  I am pleased to announce I had actually met him before this evening when he attended our Cherry Ridge Farms Dances With Nature  program last October.   In…

How I learned to cook.

Did your mom cook like this too? Here is a recipe made today the way I learned to cook. Spoken by expert cooks of old. A little of this and a little of that. Season to taste!  I love soup. Here’s a hearty stove top homemade soup. Mother made soup often and never had a…

Peach Dump Cake

Last week I mentioned cooking with my cast-iron cookware and mentioned   a dump cake prepared by the campfire using my cast iron pot better know as a Dutch oven.   What a popular subject. I had a request for my recipe so I dug around to find it.   I was pretty sure I remembered the ingredients,…

My Cast Iron Cooking

I just love cast iron cookware.  On January 1st, I don’t know what you were doing but I know what I was doing. Every new year,  I feel a sense of new found vigor. I can put the past year to bed. In my journal, I write my life’s history–the good the bad and sometimes…

Life is full of ups and downs….

Such lovely fabric from the sacks Grandma mentions.  “Life is full of ups and downs,” my seventy-nine-year old grandmother wrote in 1993 and submitted to me to publish in Motherhood & Me, a newsletter magazine I published for several years back in the day… “especially in 1921,” she tells.  Woven in her story is a…