Monthly Archives: July 2017

Vacation Photos – The road to PEI: Niagra Falls

On the fifth day of our Vacation, we drove from London, Ontario to Montreal, Quebec. Along the way we stopped at the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. The town was lovely and the views along the view walkway were incredible. … Continue reading

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Vacation Photos – The road to PEI: Shashone Falls

Outside of our first stop, Twin Falls, Idaho. This is Shashone Falls on the Snake River. Shoshone Falls is 212 feet high, 45 feet higher than Niagara Falls, and flows over a rim nearly 1,000 feet wide. Tomorrow we head … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation Day 23: Beeswax Wraps

I purchased a beeswax fabric food wrap a few months ago and loved using it to wrap up my sandwiches for lunches at school.  The draw back was the price.  I had tried making some a few years ago using … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation Day 21: Decluttering the Homestead

Well, we had another water problem at the homestead.  This time a leaking downspout, left unknown and unattended, created a patch of dry rot.  I was pulling out the wall of the screen porch when I discovered the problem. For … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation Day 12: Zero’ish’ Waste

This morning I met the results of three days of car shopping…….the refrigerator is packed with leftovers and food that is ‘just on the edge’, the counters are cluttered and the dishes are piling up.  Time for a big clean, … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation Days 10, 11, 12: The Great Car Race

It all began on Monday morning.  DH asked me to go with him to take the Cornish Cross Chickens to the processor and then join him for breakfast while the birds were being “tended too” — this is about as … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation Day 9: Bakery visit #10, garden work and Chia Seed Pudding

This morning the weather was glorious – blue sky, warm (but not hot), just lovely. DH and I decided to visit a bakery because DS23 had a friend sleeping on our couch. We drove into Mulino to try breakfast at … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation Day 8: Pantry Clean-up

The Pantry has become the “go-to” spot for stuffing any item related to canning, brewing, fermenting, food, cleaning and snacking at our house.  It’s a mess and really hard to find anything. So this morning, I decided to do a … Continue reading

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