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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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Garlic Harvest

I figured it must be time to harvest the garlic when I noticed they had all disappeared into a sea of weeds and grass. Sure enough, upon closer inspection, it was time! I was a bit shocked how successful I... Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas – Blogmas Day 24

Wishing you and your family a safe and healthy Christmas filled with good food, conversation, peace, and relaxation!

Carrot Harvest

It is time to start harvesting carrots! Actually, might be a little past time, but that's okay! I hear sheep and horses love carrots as much as humans. We are trying to decide what to make. Maybe creamed carrots, carrot... Continue Reading →

What’s For Dinner? Chicken Chow Mein

We don't eat much takeout because we are way too far off the beaten track. The closest fast food is NOT worth it. Naturally, we haven't been dining out over the last 15 months either. Hence, we often get stumped... Continue Reading →

Starting Veggies & Herbs Indoors

Well, I'm trying to get a head-start on my garden this year. I am determined not to miss a single season! So, I got some grow lights and I will be performing some experiments by starting my veggies and herbs from seeds indoors.

It’s a Tradition: Smoked Salmon

I love smoked salmon at Christmas...by itself, on crackers or toast, for breakfast or lunch, even with green eggs, Sam, I am.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Good food, family, and not taking things for granted.

It’s Almost Christmas…

It's that time of the year again!  Well, it's been that time of year again for a while now.  See, I'm normally way behind this time of the year, but THIS year - I'm actually keeping up. I've decided I'm going to start a new tradition, because I like those types of things.  I'm going to make sure I do one Christmas activity each day until Christmas Day. 

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

There's something about hovering over a baking sheet filled with roasted pumpkins seeds that are still crackling after coming straight out of a hot oven. I pretty much always burn my tongue as I try to eat them as fast as I can. They're the best when they're piping hot!

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