When I left my office On December 20 for the holidays, I planned on taking no more than a couple of weeks off, returning on January 2, but the best laid plans.
It’s been a rough winter at Our Little House so far. We’ve had weather, lots of weather, with snow and ice and brutal cold.
In the winter, most of us cannot garden, but we can read about gardening and that’s almost as good!
Today, Vincent Simeone, author of Grow More With Less gives Living Largers some tips on building a sustainable garden.
Simeone says that sustainable gardening doesn’t have to lead to a massive garden overhaul. In his book, he makes sustainable gardening accessible to all. His theory is you should, “make your garden work for you. Make it give more than it takes.”
He suggests creating big projects mixed with plenty of smaller projects that give big rewards.
"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories." ~From the movie An Affair to Remember
I was sitting in Our Little House this weekend enjoying the warmth of the wood stove and looking out onto the 10.5 inches of snow when a craving from a long time past hit me.
Russian Tea. There was nothing that would make me happier than a nice, hot cup of Russian Tea.
I don’t remember if my mother received a jar as a gift or if she got the recipe, as she did so many ideas then from Country Living Magazine, but I do remember it was Christmas 1979 when I believe she first started making it.
If part of your weekend plans includes trying to figure out what to buy your friends and loved ones for the holidays, you’re not alone.
According to the National Retail Federation, an estimated 4 percent of shoppers are waiting until the last two weekends before Christmas to shop.
Like many people who’ve had a home for long time, there isn’t much we need and many things we would like (such as wonderful Bucket List trips) are out of financial range for people we know.
Shortly before my mother passed away, she began giving us the ultimate gifts that were much more appreciated than anything she could have ever bought: Antiques and family heirlooms.