My crop of cucumbers didn’t do well this year. As a matter of fact, my whole container garden this year was a big fail. But that doesn’t matter when you have neighbors who are willing to share their bounty. (more…)
Living Large In Our Little House
The following is an excerpt from my book, “Living Large in Our Little House:”
Golden rays of a setting July sun beamed through leaded-glass windows, highlighting dancing dust particles in the air. It was the only movement in what had been a bustling and busy family home until just a few hours before.
Today is our day, Living Largers! Today is the day my book, “Living Large in Our Little House: Thriving in 480 Square Feet With Six Dogs, a Husband And One Remote…Plus More Stories of How You Can Too” begins shipping. I have you to thank, Living Large in Our Little House exists because of you!
All working ranches used to have a bunkhouse, someplace where the hired help slept. Since Sue Smith Moak’s property used to be a working ranch, her guesthouse is called “the bunkhouse,” although it is not for ranch hands, but for visiting family and friends. It also doesn’t actually have bunk beds.
After living in a 90-square-foot studio for five years, I remember the first night in my “enormous” 490 square foot apartment I bought. I was sleeping on a fold-out couch the previous tenant left.
The meme they put on Facebook that reads, “When we crave simplicity, we’re not after an easier life..we’re after more life” describes the Barks family perfectly. Although it isn’t easy, they’ve found more life living in an off-grid cabin accessibly only by ATV and snowmobile.
Warmer weather is here, which means that along with the winter sweaters, it’s almost time to put away the comfort food from the oven for the season. But, there might be time for a couple of more oven dinners like my Living Large Crispy Baked Italian Chicken.