Children’s Pay Lake

  We have exciting news!  We will be opening a children’s pay lake this summer.  Our pond is in good condition this year, and in the next 19-33 days we have a delivery of 500 fish coming.  This will be a bluegill pond, a perfect place for children to catch their first fish.  We guarantee…

Violet Jelly Is Back

Spring has returned in with it the first batch of our violet jelly.  Last year we sold out in the first month so this year we are making all we can.  It has been an exceptional year for violets so far and the children have been particularly enthused about helping pick “purple flowers”.  We have…

Back Before Everything Became Automatic

Earlier today I was washing our clothes, hanging them out to dry, washing the dishes, heating water, cooking supper, cleaning the oven, and sweeping the floor, all at once. How did I manage this feat? The hot water heater heated the water, the washing machine washed the clothes, while the dryer dried them. One oven…

Cucumber Mint Soap

There comes a time every summer when everyone gives each other cucumbers. No one actually wants any more cucumbers by that point, but we all pass them around anyway. So after cucumber salad, and pickles what can you really do with cucumbers? Turns out, you can do soap. In most of our soaps we use…

Winter Gardening

The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. -Proverbs 20:4 (KJV) The weather outside is intolerably horrible, which means below 55 degrees. Winter has come. It’s 7:00am and still dark, the trees are grey and dull, there’s a thin layer of ice in the…

Guess the Mystery Tool and Win a Soap Sampler

Today our neighbor brought a mystery tool to see if my husband could say what it was. He doesn’t have any idea, so now you all get a chance. The first person to name the mystery tool and describe its use wins three sample soaps! You can comment on our website or facebook page with…

How To Host Thanksgiving Without Crying Even Once

In a few days I will be making a facebook post that reads something like this, “We will be having Thanksgiving at our house, you all are very welcome to come. We’ll eat around 2:00, though you can come earlier and later. Everyone is invited, family, friends, and strangers. No need to RSPV, we’d love…

Della and the Snakecorns

Raising little children requires you look at the world just a little differently. Maybe that cloud you said is white, isn’t exactly white after all. Perhaps there is something about a giant spider that is “so beautiful”. And don’t ask what color your hair is. You probably don’t want to know. This was highlighted to…

First Honey Harvest Of The Year

We have just finished bottling our first honey harvest of this year.  It has been an unfortunately poor year for honey production, so this may be the last harvest of the year too. Our honey is raw and unfiltered.  Unprocessed honey has bene praised for it’s plethora of health benefits, but in addition to that…