Got to get the corn done day!

My favorite time of the year is canning season. I know, I’m crazy, spending endless hours in a hot kitchen, blanching, cutting and processing, what could be better. I love the whole process of canning. From harvesting to canning. Not so much the clean up process but I feel completely satisfied when I can look […]

Deck the yard

When we first bought this place we had a 8 x 6 porch. Just enough room for our chairs but whenever anyone came to visit it was crowded. But we really didn’t have the money to build a new deck or add on to the existing deck. Thankfully a friend was redoing their deck and […]

kids snack time

I have 13 grandchildren plus a few kids that I babysit during the week, so snacks go fast around this house.  The of snacks will rob you blind at the grocery store. I had to come up with some great alternatives that are both healthy and that the kids would love.  The one little guy […]

Busy weekend

So I have had a very busy week and weekend. Happy Fathers Day to all the dads, granddads and step dads. My hubby is a step dad to my kids and he is a great dad. We have a great blended family and lots of grandchildren to love. If you read my other stories you […]

Don’t be chicken about broth

I have canned for more years than I can remember. No matter where I have lived I have always canned vegetables to use throughout the winter. My mother and grandmother taught me how to can but we only did water bath canning. So we did pickles, tomatoes, green beans and peaches. Now that I am […]


Lately I have been adding to my stored food supply with my dehydrator. I was fortunate to find a great dehydrator on my Amazon Review trader site. The cost was 1/2 the cost of the original price and I couldn’t pass it up.  I did the normal fruit to start but now I am getting […]

Here Kitty Kitty

This has nothing to do with living on less. I guess you could say it is a tale of being helpful, rescuer and just plain crazy. A week or so ago I noticed an adult cat lurking around my next door neighbors central air unit. We have quite a few feral cats in our development […]

Left me in stitches

I was over helping my son at his new store and thought I’d pick up some wood that was laying on the floor. Didn’t know that there was metal attached to the back of it and cut my finger. Well it bled so I just wrapped it in a paper towel and some electric tape […]