Grateful

Our week started out with all of the girls having a bit of a cold that seemed to be almost at its end. Kathleen's seemed a little worse than the other girls had and she had it longer than they had. On Monday, I thought she was perhaps getting better but by Tuesday had...

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

I mentioned cooking a lot of pumpkins and squash lately and using up some of the seeds in art; I also wanted to share a recipe for Pumpkin muffins. I will give the preface that there are a lot of pumpkin muffin recipes out there. There are also gluten free ones to be...

My body knows

Forewarning: If you are not into things birth related; you probably aren't interested...the links aren't graphic but they are informative. Disclaimer: I don't pretend to know a lot or even much about birth and I am not sharing these article links because I think that...

Bug Spray

I really, really do not like bugs. Black flies, mosquitoes, ticks, slugs. They disgust me really. When we first got here the black flies were particularly bad and they totally ate up poor little Cecily. I used spray all over her so they bit her eyes and she looked...

Food Frustration

Cecily is napping, Aneliese is playing quietly, and I am sitting here sipping nettle tea while typing. A pot of chicken bone broth is quietly simmering on the stove as a jar of almonds soak in the cupboard and I try to track down some kefir culture. Tallow and pork...

All of this work for a cake?

Even when boxes must be packed, papers and more papers (3 copies of each set) must be signed, and details must be cared for, there is every day life that must happen. My girls still need my attention, my husband still needs a close hug and a listening ear, and I still...