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…

A Cup Full of Simply Marvelous!

Click to buy a book. While grocery shopping the other evening with my husband, I had on my list to purchase lard. “Lard?” he asked surprisingly. “Yes.  It is the old fashioned shortening used before Crisco and oil.   My grandma Phillips used it for baking and frying.  My Dad loved her fried potatoes.  Almanzo Wilder’s…

To this day, we still remember Scarlet

Keeping goats on the farm We loved our days of  keeping goats on the farm and fully understand Tasha Tudor’s love of goats.  On the farm children and farm animals go together like peanut butter and jelly on bread.   On the farm of my youth, I did not grow up with goats or sheep. We…

A Busy Week on the Farm

Once again, we are thankful for many blessings!See that umbrella on my tractor? I am thankful! Wow! What a busy weekend we had here on the farm. Finally,  the weather was hot and dry. No rain fore casted until next week; a farmer’s perfect hay day. If there is one thing I have learned and…

A Time To Remember: A stroll down Memory Lane

Sustainability, also means fishing for food!  My two older grandchildren, Taylor and CJ came to spend a couple days with us at the farm, now that school is out for the summer.  I expected to enjoy our time together as I always do, but it turned out to be better than I expected as I…

Where Have You Been?

Oh my goodness. I kept procrastinating until I finally made myself  get back on the computer to post to my  blog what has been going on here at Cherry Ridge.   Where does the time go? How can it go by so quickly? This past month has been a whirl-wind of activity. Springtime, here on…