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The Mysterious Rock

By Andrea | June 10, 2010 |

A mysterious rock appeared at our house a couple days ago.  I found it on our porch.  It is a really nice garden rock with a quote in gold.  I had meant to ask Matt about it but didn’t have a chance to ask until this afternoon.  He didn’t put it there and I didn’t…

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Catching Kittens

By Andrea | June 10, 2010 |

Last night, my husband, Matt, happened to look out the back window to the garden, and saw an animal in the dog pen behind the house.  Of course, he assumed that I had brought home a pet and put it back there in hopes that he wouldn’t see it.  I hadn’t, but it is a…

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Wedding Bouquets

By Andrea | June 10, 2010 |

Today’s craft projects are the bouquets that I made for my wedding.  To save money for my wedding, and because I thought it would be fun, I designed my own bouquet as well as all of the other floral arrangements we used for the wedding.

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Easy Dump Cake

By Andrea | June 10, 2010 |

Today’s recipe of the day is one of my favorites, though I don’t make it near enough.  My husband actually makes this more often than I do.  It works quite well in a dutch oven, and so he often makes it when he goes to the Booneville Antique Gas and Steam Engine Show. Ingredients 2…

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Saving Chickens

By Andrea | June 9, 2010 |

I saved the life of a baby chicken today!  My neighbor, Bob, sells eggs, and because chickens produce best in their first year, he gets a new batch of chickens every year.  This year’s batch of baby chicks just came in the mail, and of course I had to go see them. I decided to bring my…

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Never Fail Pie Dough

By Andrea | June 9, 2010 |

This is the pie dough recipe I use.  I find that it is much flakier if you are willing to use real lard instead of Crisco.  You can purchase lard in buckets and sticks at most large groceries.  Don’t be concerned if you use your own lard and it has a bacony smell, this bakes…

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Wedding Favors

By Andrea | June 9, 2010 |

I am trying to get caught up on all of the things, I’ve cooked and created in the last year, so for the foreseeable future, I plan to post at least one story for the recipes and crafts sections each day.  For my wedding my family and I made home-made ornaments. We started with cookie…

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Zucchini Bread

By Andrea | June 8, 2010 |

My husband and I have a garden, but this is our first year to grow zucchini.  It’s not quite ready yet, but I wanted to try my zucchini bread recipe before we started getting a bunch ready in the garden.  Fortunately, I was able to find some nice fresh ones at the store to test…

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The Great Water Hunt

By Andrea | June 8, 2010 |

So, today it took me a half hour to get a bottle of water.  Yes, I know, it’s simply a bottle of water… this should NOT be difficult, yet it was. This afternoon, I went to take some photos at the nun chorus rehearsal for the Gibson County Theatre Company production of Sound of Music.  I…

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I'm Andrea, a techie living in rural America with her husband and daughter. I'm excited to share my life with you as I explore some of the great things about living in the middle of nowhere.

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