O! The clamour of these days! Everyone is clamouring – for what? For the Son of God to be put to death. There is no room here for the Son of God just now, no room for quiet holy communion with the Father. (Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, August 8 devotion) clam-or: noun;… [Read More]
The past two days have been what summer is supposed to be. I just can’t say it enough, “I LOVE SUMMER.” The breeze is gentle. The temps are near perfect – 83 degrees. The grass is mowed. The garlic is harvested. The porch is clean. The fountain is flowing. The creek is babbling. The flowers… [Read More]
beans, beans, the m…agical fruit!
Legumes – one of the cheapest, most nutritional foods available. Sharpshooter has a few favorites when it comes to food and one of the dishes he will actually ask me to fix is a very basic and simple cold bean salad. Whether eaten alone or on a crisp bed of fresh greens, this is a… [Read More]
After a very short five week period, Hannah has been kidnapped back to Florida. Her parents are the culprits! It was a fast and fun summer with our girl here. 27 suppers on the front porch. 808 photos taken. Three bonfires. One road trip to Creation Museum in Kentucky. Four SONday’s of Community Church together…. [Read More]
fairly healthy honey mustard dressing
My granddaughter loves honey mustard dressing and we have already gone through one big Walmart Great Valu bottle of it – the problem is, we all love it. After reading the ingredient listing on the bottle I knew I just had to figure out a fairly healthy alternative. This morning was test kitchen day and,… [Read More]
house rules by Backwoods Mom!
By Backwoods Mom House Rules 1. If it’s not yours…don’t touch it. 2. Remove your shoes at the door. Not directly in front of the door…off to the side. 3. If the bathroom door is locked, knocking repeatedly will not make it open any faster. 4. Do not use “fair” to describe what something is… [Read More]
too good not to share
Some of my favorite solutions that are just too good not to share! Homemade lice shampoo (yes, we needed this several summers ago): 4 oz Tea Tree Oil + 25 ounce Dawn dish soap + 8 ounce white vinegar. Wash hair as often as necessary. Summertime bug repellent aid: Your favorite body lotion + a… [Read More]
tips for summer pleasure!
I ♥ SUMMER! Almost everything about it. Since moving to North Carolina in 1988, summer became my second favorite season – first favorite will always be autumn. But summertime is the time to quit fretting about things that just don’t matter because there are things to do outside, places to go, people to see, trails… [Read More]