Thanks to all of you who have been patiently waiting and watching for more posts here at Living Large.
I didn’t intend on taking such a long break, but my favorite saying since moving to Our Little House has been, “Life is something that happens while you’re busy making other plans.”
It was a long, cold winter here, as it was in much of the country. It was the roughest winter we’ve had since we moved here.
I’ll be posting more about that on Friday.
In the meantime, I’ve watched with interest (and sometimes shock) to the reactions to the story of Charlotte and Eric Kaufman, the sailing family that last week had to be rescued from their foundering sailboat, the Rebel Heart.
(If you haven’t heard the story, catch up here)
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.