From Fire to Charcoal

  I cleaned our fireplace today, and emptied the ash catchment underneath the fireplace and put it in a bucket.  (Pic top left: clean fireplace.)  One thing I believe in is not to waste anything!  We had some old window screens lying around, and so I took one of them, dumped the entire bucket onto... Continue Reading →

Prickly Pear

A few weeks ago I harvested prickly pear fruit from around our yard for the first time and made homemade jelly from it.  I posted a few pics on Facebook, and Marco Poloed some of my family members throughout the process.  I had so many questions and comments, I thought I would organize the process, pictures,... Continue Reading →

Energized and Postive!

This week has been a busy one, and will continue to be so the rest of the week.  I'm taking a trip out of state to visit my niece this next weekend and I'm really looking forward to it.  Lots to do before that. Yesterday in between work assignments, with all this energy I have,... Continue Reading →

Up and at ’em!

Woke up raring to go this morning, before 6:00 AM. That's unusual for me.  Especially on Fridays. I try to sleep until my alarm wakes me up at 7:15 AM, because I work a long, 8 1/2 hour shift in a town over 100 miles away from home, every Friday and Saturday, and every other... Continue Reading →

Feeling Accomplished!

Cleaned out, detoxed, lightweight.... oh, you thought I was talking about me?  HA!  Far from it!  I'm talking about...my refrigerator! This morning I spent some time cleaning it: disinfecting the shelves, throwing out the old food, organizing, etc.  It had been put off too long!  It needed to be done! For many years I created... Continue Reading →

For Those Who Don’t Know Me…

.... let me give you a little background.  I was born in Iowa in 1967.  Born before the days of CDs, DVDs, personally owned computers, cell phones, etc.  When we played, we went outdoors.  We climbed trees, worked in the garden with our parents, sewed our own clothes, canned our own food for winter preservation,... Continue Reading →

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