Every woman, high or low, ought to know how to make bread. If she do not, she is unworthy of trust and confidence; and, indeed, a mere burden upon the community. -William Cobbett Today this should probably read "Every homemaker" instead of "Every woman" but, as Cobbett composed this treatise in 1821, he assumed that the … Continue reading Bread – Some Thoughts from Cobbett
Sometimes, you just have to make some candles. The smell of pure beeswax makes me very happy indeed.
There are so many good reasons to have a home garden, even in the city. Starting fresh in a new place means we're in for some work this spring. Although I suspect that many things have grown in this yard in the last century, other than the small plot I turned over last year, we … Continue reading It’s Food for Thought
I've been lucky as a chicken owner for quite a few years. Very few have been stolen by predators, and we've had very little illness. Right now, with a dozen chickens both old and young, I get between three and six eggs per day with the occasional bonanza of eight. That is, if I can … Continue reading Backyard Chickens