Food, Recipes

Granola Recipe

A throwback blog post! I like granola. I’ve never loved granola before because I’ve never had a recipe that really just made me go, “oh yeah!” My Dad’s a good granola eater and has gotten his from the Little Debbie outlet in a nearby town. It’s ok. We ran out and didn’t want to trek… Read More Granola Recipe

Firsts, Food

I CAN Can

A throwback blog post! I DID IT!  Eons ago, I “helped” my mother can.  We canned green beans and tomatoes and peaches…and a myriad of things that I don’t even remember.  She instilled a healthy fear in me of canning with a pressure cooker — she had one of those ancient ones of the era… Read More I CAN Can

Firsts, Real Life

If They Only Knew…

These boys are the best outside kitties ever!  They have taken out birds, snakes, squirrels and even a rat (ewww!). We got them when they were just kittens from friends with four kiddos and a farm.  They had been man-handled by the best and have been so good to let our littles (especially ACE) just… Read More If They Only Knew…

Real Life, Recipes

Purify This!

Have you ever had one of those sets of days that just stuck it to you? We’ve been healthy this year.  I am so very thankful.  Last year we were plagued with multiple strains of the flu as well as strep and bronchitis that probably morphed into pneumonia (are you supposed to make gurgling and… Read More Purify This!

Real Life

She Loves Lucy

ACE toddles towards the massive mastiff/Rhodie, arms outstretched. Lucy sits motionless as little arms wrap around her neck plump hands pat pat her back. Lucy lays on her side on the cool kitchen floor. ACE leans over and plants her forehead on Lucy’s side babbling affectionately. ACE waves from her high chair and drops morsels… Read More She Loves Lucy

Real Life, Thoughts

Death Sucks

A throwback blog post! How does the saying go?  Ah, yes, two things you can always be certain of — death and taxes. We, in the United States, all face the latter on a daily basis.  We, in our household, faced the former last week.  My Mima went “home.”  It wasn’t a long, drawn out process…in… Read More Death Sucks