Daily Steps

Preparedness sounds overwhelming but with a plan of just one activity per day, getting there is easy. Get started in the Daily Steps.

Farm & Garden Classifieds

List your abundance, promote your cottage business and buy local through Scarlett’s free farm & garden classifieds.

Happy Birthday, Son

Happy Birthday, Son

I have dreaded this day. As I pondered how to approach his birthday, I fought memories of birthday's past. It's still too painful to even think about them. I remembered last year, his thirtieth and was engulfed in my loss. Goodbye to hope for new tomorrows, the...

Food News

Ever wonder what is really stuffed in those Taco Bell burritos and tacos? That’s what the government’s wondering. Taco Bell is under investigation regarding the quality of their beef. How loud can I say “DUH?!”

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Recycle Flowers In Nest Boxes

Recycle Flowers In Nest Boxes

Dear Neighbor, If you are like me, you hate throwing lovely flowers away. I found a great use for my faded flowers: nest boxes! Flower petals and herbs make fragrant additions to nest boxes.  Rosemary, lavender and mint are some easy herbs to make your nest boxes...

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Food Preservation

Food Preservation

Dear Neighbor, Now that you have decided to grow some of your food, have you decided how to preserve and store  it? There are three ways to “put up” food: drying, freezing or canning. Freezing is fast, easy and can keep much of your harvest tasting "fresh picked." In...

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Rooster Rules

Rooster Rules

WMHH NEWS STORY Neighborhood Watch discovered a scene between Buddy Yahoo and  new comer, Barry. The feather to feather fight resulted when Buddy, who was having one of his first yard outings, after surgery, met up with the younger Australorp...

Growing Potatoes From Store Bought Potatoes

Growing Potatoes From Store Bought Potatoes

  I would like to grow potatoes and I was wondering if I can use store potatoes as starters. Can I? Got $10 that says I can. Thanks, Tina Dear Tina, Yes and no. How's that for a winning answer? Growing potatoes from store bought potatoes is easy  if they weren't...

Powdered Milk

Powdered Milk

Dear Neighbor, Powdered milk is not something most of us yearn to drink. However, milk is a staple for many recipes and in a pinch, powered milk will do.  The health aspects of powdered milk are not great, but you can make smoothies, hot chocolate, soft ice cream,...

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Charro Bean Soup

Charro Bean Soup

        We love charro bean soup so much, we will eat it for days, until it is gone. Traditional charro beans are made with bacon, which adds a deep smokey flavor, but  smoked ham can duplicate that flavor. If you don't have smoked ham, or bacon...