Four Simple Things

Four Simple Things

Last week’s lesson for the Be Still – Fifty Two class was simply a prompt to photograph four objects: a loaf of bread, a linen of some sort, twine, and a pair of scissors. Life took me in a different direction last week and I chose to get outside and take a few photos on […]

Simple Happy

Simple Happy

One of the best things about living where we do is that in just a few minutes we can be out of the city basking in the stillness of the country. This afternoon we took a short drive and did just that. No more than five or ten minutes from home and we were here. […]

Being Still In Early June

Being Still In Early June

It’s been hot. Unseasonably warm for so early in the season and it’s not even officially summer yet. Yesterday someone told me they heard we were in for the hottest summer this area has seen in sixty years. Given our early spring and the hot weather we’ve been experiencing for the past couple of months […]

Canning BBQ Beans

Canning – Barbecue Beans

I’ve tried a few recipes for canning barbecue beans and have been less than thrilled with them. Last fall I came across this recipe from sbcanning (a site I recommend for all things canning) and tucked it away in my “to try” pile. This week I finally got around to trying it and–oh my–it was […]

Canning Quebec Pork Meatballs

Canning Quebec Pork Meatballs

I’ve been meaning to try this recipe since last summer and finally got around to it a few weeks ago. My canning shelves are looking pretty bare right now and I’m eager to start filling them up again. Good thing because there was in incident yesterday where someone, who shall remain nameless, chose to consume […]

Early Morning Moments

Early Morning Moments

This piece was first published at Story Circle Network’s One Woman’s Day blog. One of the great gifts of retirement is the opportunity to wake naturally in the morning when my body is ready. After so many years being jarred awake by the clamour of an alarm–too often after a mostly sleepless night and with my […]

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