Country Living Blog Posts

Ida’s coming

It’s Sunday afternoon – just checked the radar to see where IDA will end up. Looks to be heading right over us. We are in the dot of lines between Memphis and Nashville. Hoping this doesn’t turn into another Hurricane Olga event that left the town’s of Decaturville and Parson’s without power for 10 days […]

What we pass forward. What we leave behind.

For centuries, the greatest thinkers have suggested the same thing: Happiness is found in helping others. There is no greater gift than that of giving of one’s time and energy to help others, without expecting anything in return.

Happiness is green tomatoes turning red

It’s time to start canning tomatoes! I’ve waited 3 years to get this project started. The last 2 years our tomatoes did not produce, in part because our garden is new and is a wip when it comes to converting crappy red clay over to fertile soil. Our garden wip is starting to pay off […]

Canning 101

I will be talking a lot about canning on this site. If you are interested in doing canning – then please read this post before starting. FIrst and most important – if you want to can something please go to your local county extension agency – most are online now – and read their recommendations […]

Put Up or Shut Up

Are you overrun with cucumbers and tomatoes? Do your neighbors pretend they aren’t home when you ring the doorbell with a arm full of zucchini? Pack the excess of the season into jars and avoid waste. If you’ve got a garden that is producing like mad, the most sensible step is to embrace home canning. […]

My Coop

In 2020 my husband gave me the best birthday gift a country girl could want, a chicken coop he designed and built himself. His design is both effecient and practical for our needs. The coop house is 8 x 12 wood frame construction. The coop is split into 2 sections – behind the door is […]

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