A pilgrimage to resource efficiency 

The Blogging Pilgrim

    Old world self-sufficiency in a new world … 

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.

Rich and Creamy Pumpkin Pie

A standard pumpkin pie recipe that screams Thanksgiving tradition. Nothing like a traditional pumpkin pie to bring back fond memories of the family getting together.

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What’s a Miracle?

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”

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Pumpkin Chiffon Pie Recipe

A sweet delicious pumpkin pie recipe that the whole family will rave about. Nothing like the sweet aroma of a delicious homemade pumpkin pie during the holiday season.

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What to do with all this pumpkin.

The small pumpkin varieties do very well for us both in their maturity rate and in the quantity of fruit produced.  One of these cute little guys provides 4 -5 cups of pumpkin puree. Puree is great for a variety of recipes.

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Pinecone Wreath

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.

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“Get Out of Cash!”

Is Modern Monetary Theory the next step on the way to the WEF’s Great Reset? All we have to do is print more money, deficits don’t matter. What could possibly go wrong? Does inflation indicate that the value of everything has gone up or that the money is worth less?

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Good things came from 2020, too.

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.

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Black Bean Brownies

Here is a great brownie recipe for those times when you are out of the boxed stuff. Greatest perk, these brownies are packed full of proteins. A delicious dessert plus nutrition, that’s a win win!

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