A Sewing Handbook

I loved making my Colette Mini Bloomers so much that I want to learn more about sewing clothes.  To that end, I’ve picked up a copy of The Colette Sewing Handbook.  My goal is to work my way through the entire book, learning some useful skills and techniques along the way. I’ll be updating my Read More …

Recent Reads

I’ve been on a reading kick in the last few months.  Since I have been, I thought I would share with you some of my recent reads: I am currently reading Seeds of Deception, the second book in The Beyonders Series by Brandon Mull.  I absolutely love Mull’s writing.  He’s also the author of the Read More …

Old Time Recipes

We recently received a large collection of books from my Uncle Scott. Most of those books were agriculture yearbooks. There were books from the earliy 1900s all the way up to the 1990s. Now those books are actually for my husband, but I found 1 book that was calling my name. It was a copy Read More …

Spinning a Yarn

The 7th and final chapter in our book, Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life is entitled Spinning a Yarn.  This chapter of the book covers: Carding and spinning yarn Natural dyes How to make a flower press How to make a corn husk doll Making rag rugs Making candles Quilt patterns Read More …

Country Wining and Dining

This week, I’m taking a look at Chapter 6 of Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life.  Chapter 6 is all about Country Wining and Dining.  Needless to say, I was super excited about this chapter because I love to cook myself (as long as I don’t have to clean up afterwards).  Read More …

Separating the Sheep from the Goats

This week, we’re going to cover Chapter #5 of Julia Rothman’s book, Farm Anatomy.  It is, at 64 pages, the longest chapter in the book.  This chapter is all about animals, covering: animal terms parts of a rooster comb styles chicken breeds fresh eggs duck and goose breeds heritage turkeys parts of a beef animal Read More …

Plant a Seed

This week we will be discussing Plant a Seed, chapter #4 of Julia Rothman’s book, Farm Anatomy.  This particular chapter covers quite a bit of plant related material including: Average frost dates Vegetable anatomy Squash varieties Build a bean teepee Dry bean varieties Pepper varieties Tater Tower 4 ways to grow tomatoes Tomato varieties How Read More …

Tools of the Trade

This week we’re going to be covering the 3rd chapter of Farm Anatomy by Julia Rothman – Tools of the Trade.  This is the chapter that talks about: Tractors Tractor Implements How to plow a field Inside a Combine Other Machines Felling, bucking, splitting and stacking In the tool shed I found this particular chapter Read More …