No fresh eggs

After many years of always having our own eggs, this winter the old hens ran out of laying power before the young pullets kicked in. So we have had to buy store eggs for the first time on over a decade. I am very disappointed in the quality. I didn’t buy the most expensive, they …

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Leni and Kip’s Turkey Pies

I do hope each and every one had a wonderful feast on T-Day. There were 13 of us at the table this year and lots and lots of savory rich food! However I’ve never cared for the taste of the seemingly endless days of Thanksgiving leftovers. There is a fridge taste and to me leftovers …

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Where are we today?

Today rather than judge ourselves by some illusory benchmark of historical rural American self ‘sufficiency’ we might do better for each of us to make the effort to be more self-reliant. By self-reliant I mean making the goal to do as much as possible for one’s self. When organizing a household – whether in an …

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