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Lavender Rosemary Biscuits

We Fagans LOVE us some biscuits! And the only thing better than a biscuit is when we can load it up with fresh garden goodness and therefore call it “healthy” ūüôā ¬†My girls and I loved how these lil’ dumplings … Continue reading

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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

After finding my family’s old ice cream maker in my dad’s basement a few weeks back, I decided it was time to test it out again after over 25 years. ¬†The ice cream maker still worked great, and I was … Continue reading

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I Stand at the Ready

Thoughts from yesterday: I am sitting outside of my northern Illinois home, in a tank top and shorts. Sweat trickles down my back and my hands ache from the garden work I have done. It is just 11:30 am. In … Continue reading

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From Dawn to Dusk

One of my favorite times of the year arrived this week! ¬†In the wee hours of Monday¬†morning, we began pouring over our 2017 seed catalog (We order our seeds and transplants from The Seed Savers Exchange, based in Iowa.) and … Continue reading

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A Subtle Shift

It seems that at each turn of the season I feel the need to start anew. ¬†I think this has become even more of a necessity now that I stay home and homeschool my girls. ¬†Because our home is where … Continue reading

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Craft and Science

Last Sunday, we gathered with friends in our late summer garden for some fermentation fun. ¬†My husband (and his trusty brewmaster side kick) concocted a nice autumnal nut brown ale, while I worked with some of the other littles on … Continue reading

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Joy in the Present

Each of us has a handful of¬†life experiences that truly changes us. ¬†Those experiences that get deep into our veins and alter the core of our inner self and the lens through which we view the world. ¬†I can confidently … Continue reading

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