We take care of the land...it takes care of us.

We're just a couple of country dwellers......

that love nature, hunting, fishing, gardening, campfires, crafting, cooking, canning, laughter and living!!

Ya just never know what I'll blog about next...

So visit us often!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

My Favorite Kind of Magazine

pages filled with lovely pictures...

stories from artists telling how they create...

Story headlines like: "Happy Scrappy Cakes"
"Scraps of Encouragement"

are my kind of stories to read...

Starting this month 
the Prairie Preservationist 
is carrying two of
the Somerset magazines
in the store...




Pick up a copy soon,
you won't be able to put it down!

I'm sending a special package
to a special textile artist in our family...

Fabric in a fat quarter,
a gourmet soup mix,
a book filled with creativity,
and a little South Dakota rain...
She's gonna love it!

and she'll be "sew" surprised!

Happy Tuesday,

Thursday, April 7, 2016

A Good Thing

Our garden is the birthplace
to all of our 
home canned goods...

home made dill pickles,
fresh and spicy tomato salsa,
rich and healthy tomato juice,
sweet relish like none other,
and Hot Hungarian Pepper chutney...

and my husband's garlic
is a key ingredient to all of it...

Every year he plants the half we didn't
put into the recipes...

400 cloves planted last weekend,
and more to plant...

it's going to be a great year!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Silos and Blue Sky

I love a beautiful blue sky,

don't you?

Some puffy white clouds,

and I'm almost in heaven...

or somewhere near 
the chicken coop...

if anyone in heaven is
please protect our lilacs
from freezing!

we cleaned out
some weeds from 
behind our barn
and uncovered
a pile of posts

The sparrows and finches
kept a close 
eye on us
as we did
some spring cleaning
around the farm...

I love spring cleaning
as long as it doesn't include
a dust cloth!

Sending happy clouds your way,