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Armchair Travel

Armchair Travel

The cheapest travel, and you get to sleep in your own bed at night. . . . Here’s what I’ve been reading lately: Ancient Rome: Detectives in Togas Don’t let the modern cover fool you. This book was originally published in 1956 and has been translated into several languages. I enjoyed this one so much….

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The Divinity of Motherhood

On Sunday, July 1st, we blessed our baby at church. In our church, babies are usually blessed on the first Sunday of the month, when we have fast and testimony meeting. Members of the congregation fast (go without food or drink) for 2 meals, and give the money that they would have spent on those meals…

Frugal Accomplishments

This Week’s Frugal Accomplishments

I harvested peaches from my Early Elberta tree and canned 7 quarts. I harvested grapes from my vines and canned 5 quarts of grape juice. I picked basil, tomatoes, zucchini, Swiss chard (silverbeet) and oregano from the garden. We enjoyed peaches and grapes from the garden and a variety of breads for breakfast all week. I cut…

Frugal Accomplishments

This Week’s Frugal Accomplishments

I sewed a button back on those cute pajamas that I made for my daughter for her birthday.   I resewed the hem of a dress for another daughter. I accepted free mirabelles. I harvested Green Gage plums, tomatoes, apples, basil, peaches, and chamomile from my garden. I polished everyone’s shoes. I collected water in…

Website Update

Because . . .

When I first set out to create my website 4 years ago today, I didn’t want a blog. I didn’t want to have to scroll through recipes to find what I wanted. I wanted a different organization system, and a blog wasn’t it. If you weren’t aware that my website isn’t a blog, well, now…