You Do Remember Don’t You?

You do remember those days, don’t you? When you were a small child and frolicking in the yard, the meadow or the field and a glimpse of a pretty color caught your eye. Remember? Immediately you ran to it—a pretty flower (or weed) and you had to pick it. To gift to who else—Mother.  She’d…

Easy-Peasy Biscuits. No More Canned Biscuits For Me.

This is so easy. I don’t think I’ll ever buy another canned biscuit. This past week, here in Brown County, Ohio,  we were threatened with a wintery mix—freezing rain. And the weathermen were right. On Wednesday, I woke to my cedar trees on the property looking like flop-eared bunnies. It brought back terror. Remember when we…

A Farm Girl Story From the Sixties

 Did you know I have been writing  A Farmhouse Journal  for our local newspaper, the Brown County Press? For this column, I share many of my childhood stories of long ago  growing up on a farm in the sixties.  Here’s one that ran recently. The story is very fresh for  me today just as it was…

Have You a Spontaneous Moment Gene?

Hello from the farm! Today, became another one of those ordinary moments that turned out extraordinary just because I was in search of a homemade noodle recipe.     I was making a roast  in the crock pot. Here’s a tip. Don’t use much water. It will create its own juices.  Just salt and pepper….

How in the World Did We Survive?

“How in the world did we survive?” We both laughed, then  sipped our coffee, as the  memories came flooding back to us…………. It has been cold here in Ohio.  Subzero temperatures last week,  more snow this week, and on top of this an ice storm. We all feared the horrible return of the ice storm…