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Sew Fine

August 1999 – The Babe slips quietly out of the big brass bed that has been in her family for four generations now. She goes into the kitchen and starts the coffee, then into the bathroom to turn on the bathwater in the deep, old claw-foot tub. 1,470 more words

Country News And Notes

Recipe – Mushroom, Leek and Gruyère Quiche

Finally, the school holidays are here! It was an emotional last week of term with lots of goodbyes, a rather horrible car accident (my poor Smart car is currently off being repaired…fingers crossed it returns in one piece!) and a classroom move in this sweltering heat, but I made it and am already feeling very much in holiday mode. 393 more words

Field Life Starts Early

I get the question a lot, “So when are you going back to work?” In many capacities I never really left. I did take 2 weeks at home, no farm time except via cell phone of course. 87 more words


Darlene's Countrified Clothesline Advice

Dear Sophisticated Darlene,

I’ve been reading your site for eons, okay, really, just for two days, but I’m super duper impressed with your wide array of sophisticated knowledge. 1,209 more words

For Fun

My town is going to the dogs

I post every month over at this great blog about life in the Midwest. Today’s entry is about the dog parks in the small towns near me and how it’s a shame people don’t know what they’re there for. 136 more words

Country Life

Very Big Snake~Surprise!

I was out pruning roses and planting flowers in the empty pots when I noticed something moving up the wall in the opposite corner of the courtyard. 344 more words

Country Life

The Monday Project: Picture This Week

This is fair week.  I expect to be a busy busy mom with my three hardworking girls but what I really want to do is capture this experience. 311 more words

If You Go Down To The Woods Today