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Tales of stunning sunsets, happy sheep, and peace and quiet on a 10-acre farm in Northeastern Kansas.

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The Elderberry Chronicles – Part II – Elderberry Yarn

Since I am inundated with elderberries, I decided I should dye some yarn. I am very interested in natural dyes and have previously dyed with blueberries (see my previous post Blueberry Yarn). I would love to dye with indigo, but... Continue Reading →

Peach Ice Cream

One of our peach trees has finally brought forth fruit! We are so excited as these are our first peaches (we planted the trees three years ago). They are a little small, but we are happy to have any at... Continue Reading →

Reupholstering Dining Chairs

We purchased a high top dining table and chairs when we first got married. Mink likes to sit on a chair, find a crack in the vinyl, and tear bits and pieces off. So, I decided it was time... Time... Continue Reading →

It’s Time To Wake The Creature…

We have a hankering for sourdough pizza and breadsticks, so it's time to wake up my Creature. I keep my Creature in the fridge and bring it out when I'm ready to make a loaf of sourdough or pizza/breadstick dough.... Continue Reading →

Sunday Donuts

I've really been having donut cravings and also wanted to try a new recipe out of the new cookbooks my brother gave me for Christmas. I decided to make Darkmoon Doughnuts from the World of Warcraft New Flavors of Azeroth... Continue Reading →

Latte For Me, Cattuccino For Her

Sometimes you just gotta have an iced latte even in the middle of winter. My rheumatologist recently changed my meds and now I feel like I have cotton mouth, I'm nauseated, and I'm desperately thirsty all the time. (Hopefully these... Continue Reading →

The Great Canning Contest: Dilled Asparagus Pickles

What's that?  Coronavirus possibly causing food shortages, you say?  Well, we have a plan for that...

Shearing is Done! Time to Plant!

The shearing is done, the ewes and lambs have been turned out onto spring and summer pasture, and I don't have to feed hay anymore! Yay! If you are interested in fleece, let me know!

Homemade (DIY) Masks

Since the CDC recently recommended that everyone wear a face mask during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether they have symptoms or not, I wanted to share with you a great mask pattern that the Husband's coworker (a D.O.) found.

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