family, food, kids

Crackers from Scratch

My husband can't eat chili without crackers, so when we were out of crackers and he didn't want to stop by the store, I made my own. I made them a little bit too thick the first time, but the second batch was better because I rolled the dough out thinner. If you know you're… Continue reading Crackers from Scratch

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Chiari, faith, family, humor

A Dose of Humor for the Hard Days

Living with Chiari is challenging, but I think living with a just-turned-13 boy-man is harder. Neither is impossible, but both call out the best and the worst in me. Sometimes Chiari steals a day, or a run of days, from me. Crippling pain in my head and body make it difficult to get out of… Continue reading A Dose of Humor for the Hard Days

family, food

Sauteed Apples & Homemade Pancakes

Real food... that's been on my mind with each grocery list, each shopping trip, each meal preparation. I'm finding more and more ways to make things from ingredients (because real food IS ingredients) than to make pre-packaged things or "just add water & eggs" things. My dear cousin mentioned that she likes sautéed apples with… Continue reading Sauteed Apples & Homemade Pancakes

chickens, family, farming, garden, goals, goats

Making Big Mistakes on a Little Farm

Being outside of town, on 6 glorious acres, letting our kids run wild has literally been a dream come true. I love it out here. My husband loves it out here (more than he thought he would, truth be told). The kids love it out here. We've got lots of stories to tell for being… Continue reading Making Big Mistakes on a Little Farm

farming, Feed Store, goals, horses, Jesus, marriage, parenting, Things I Enjoy

A Nearly Perfect Day

It is 11:49 pm as I begin to type this. I won't actually let it publish until tomorrow morning, but I can't help but write tonight, about my day today. The feed store was closed today for Labor Day. Aw, who am I kidding, the feed store is closed every Monday. Sunday and Monday -… Continue reading A Nearly Perfect Day