We've all encountered this itchy weed and there are some nifty sayings meant to help in identification. Leaves of three? Let it be!Hairy Vine, no friend of mine!red leaflets in spring is a dangerous thing. I've spent many years eradicating poison ivy from the property; not talking about spraying but actually digging up the roots! … Continue reading Poison Ivy and Its Cure
I had a long time client pass away suddenly and this past weekend we drove three hours one way to attend his funeral. While waiting in line to pay our respects to his widow, I was reminded of a phrase I'd read years ago: “We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people … Continue reading I Am Your Witness
Knitting and crochet have been part of my life for a long time and making items that can be used in the home is paramount. One of my favorite patterns is a simply knit dish cloth. It wasn't until my mother in law (MIL) moved in that I realized that some stitches, while making a … Continue reading Knitting For Dishes
Those of you with chickens and those of you who buy fresh eggs from those with chickens already know that fresh eggs do not peel well. I think I can help. This comes from a young farmer friend of mine and we have tested this out over a dozen times. Ready? Steam your eggs. Yup. … Continue reading How To Get A Fresh Egg To Peel Beautifully!
I was gifted with two rhubarb plants a few years ago and, until this year, has gone relatively unused. A crime, I know. Now these lovelies are ready to feed and nourish and I have just the recipes to share: Rhubarb Bars from Little House Living Rhubard Custard Bars from Taste of Home Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam from Taste of … Continue reading Rhubarb Yum Yum