So much of our lives literally revolves around the kitchen. We eat all our meals together there, sharing the day’s challenges and successes. It served as the school room and the family room for playing games. Plans for the day and the future are discussed and solidified over food and drink. The bills get paid, records are kept and taxes figured there. Seeds are spread on the table while planning the garden and jars are sorted and filled there at harvest time. Quilts and clothes get cut and sewn on that table. Neighbors and friends are always welcome to share a cup of coffee and baked goods of the day. Wonderful memories reside in the kitchen while delightful new, little people come to add their chapters.
Lost Trail Pass can be a pretty treacherous little stretch of road, worse in the winter. Make of it what you will. Lost Trail Pass can be a pretty treacherous little stretch of road, worse in the winter. Because there is no cell phone service on the south side, there remains a ‘call box’ – an old telephone receiver to direct dial 911 in case of an emergency. When the call box is used, an alarm goes off to emergency personnel but they don’t respond until they are toned out by dispatch. Don and Emma are First Responders that live at the bottom of the pass. This particular winter night the pass had accumulated 3-4 inches of new snow. …3 am the call box alarm goes off …a faint “Help Me”
Spruce up this Christmas by making your very own homemade pinecone wreath. It is a great way to put to use some of those nagging pinecones that litter the lawn in fall. A wonderful fun and easy activity to do with the family and the results are a beautiful Christmas wreath. In addition to being able to say you made it yourself it is extremely inexpensive.
The year 2020 has a certain negative conation to it. Pandemic, school shut downs, misinformation, social media control, grocery supplies dropped, business closers. Even with these many negative aspects something great has grown from these events of 2020, gardening.
We have all experienced some appetite fatigue after working through the Thanksgiving leftovers but imagine months of nothing but pinto beans and white rice. The point is VARIETY. You are better off with six months of choices than a year of the same old thing.