We spent a week at our cabin on vacation this fall. It is "off the grid", the cabin itself unfinished. A lovely little cook-stove called Happy Meal is our main cooking source although we do have an LP burner and even an electric frying pan if we want. We have a generator to run our… Continue reading Cook Stove Adventure
Autumn in Wisconsin has been beautiful again this year. Warm days and plenty of color. The flowers and crops in the garden held on without a killing frost till the middle of October. Bouquets kept coming in for our table.So the girls and I spent some time enjoying the garden one afternoon. I went out… Continue reading Mid-October Garden
Yesterday, after a long day of working on apple sauce, we had a nice candle lit supper of taco soup and salad. At ten when the guys got home we enjoyed Amy's warm apple pie and ice cream by the crackling fire in the living room. Yes, it is officially fall now. Hurray! Let the… Continue reading Is It Fall Yet?
Lance moved into his own house last weekend. He is pretty excited. I am posting these pictures for the part of the family away from home. I hope this helps you all to see what you wanted to see. We equipped the house with lots of quick window treatments. It seemed as though God was smiling… Continue reading What’s Happening At Home Again
I found this article today in one of my searches on how to create a replacement window screen. It is definitely time for lists of projects. I have spring fever.The article claims that we all have dangerous, toxic bugs hanging off the fridge door handle and everywhere else you've touched the last five minutes, in your… Continue reading Not In My Kitchen
It all started with a lovely warm fire in our sitting room stove this morning. Of course, Elv and I had no idea that we were creating the setting for a fire call. Just a nice morning of coffee and quiet time by the fire. … Continue reading A Chimney Fire @TheStoneHouse
Today I have been entering names and addresses into an Exel Document. I have almost 400 more to enter. There are last names like Sve, Johnson and Halstread. I found Lundgren and Olson, but no Yoders, Millers, or Hostetlers which tells its own story. I started a new Christmas doily today. I… Continue reading Projects And Snow
Here is the most popular cookie recipe at the Grabers right now. I concocted this recipe out of sheer desperation when I was sincerely craving a cookie after being relegated to a gluten free diet since spring. I realize that there are very few folks out there in my readership who want this recipe. But you never… Continue reading Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten Free)
We have been collecting pine cones for our friends who will be making wreaths for sale this season. The wind has been handing them down to us from the tops of our tallest white pine trees. To avoid getting pitch on our hands we wear gloves to gather them by the box full.Amber explained that… Continue reading Curing Pinecones for Seasonal Decor
This is the house my dad grew up in. We went back the other day just to see it again. Right now we have reason to think about houses and what they mean. Living in two houses at the same time makes you do that. So I don't know what this house meant to… Continue reading What Is A House To You?