I live and work with my multi-generational family in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. We have a farm of cows and calves, wool sheep, dairy goats, rabbits, ducks, geese, chickens, honey bees, a horse and a donkey. We have a goat's milk soap and bath products line available on our farm web site. I enjoy reading, quilting and doing embroidery.
Editor’s Note: July is National Ice Cream Month, and we’re celebrating with making our own ice cream. Read on to discover yummy ways to create the best homemade ice cream. (Originally published July 2018)
“The whole is only as good as the sum of its parts” definitely applies when making homemade ice cream. Why? Because of the simplicity of taking 3 common ingredients; dairy, eggs, and sugar, and changing them into luscious, creamy ice cream is awesome. Once you have homemade ice cream, you will never look at grocery store ice cream the same again! Continue reading →
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries are the berries we commonly think of. Yet there is a wide choice of berries that are overlooked. Whether you are foraging for berries or have planted a berry patch, berries are nutritious and very versatile. Continue reading →
Beets are a super food. They are delicious and packed with nutrition. You can even eat the leafy tops which are rich in antioxidants, vitamin K and iron. Beet roots pack a punch of nutrition, too, with a wide variety of vitamin B, vitamin A, and potassium to name only a few. Continue reading →
Editor’s Note: Did you know March is National Noodle Month? It is also the month of “Eat Your Noodles” Day (March 11) and National Chicken Noodle Soup Day (March 13). In celebration, we’re sharing with you some noodle-filled recipes. Enjoy!Continue reading →
Editor’s Note: Fondue is a fond holiday tradition of the Lehman family, so today we’re sharing the yummy goodness with you! Keep reading to find two great fondue recipes, perfect for your holiday get-togethers.
When I was a young bride – receiving a fondue set as a bridal gift was as common as receiving a toaster. Having fondue parties were all the rage – then fondue faded from the spotlight. Fondue is now making a delicious comeback. Enjoyed with today’s artisan breads, cheeses and year-round availability of fresh fruits, it is a perfect time for fondue to be popular again. Continue reading →
Holiday gifts that are handmade hold a special meaning beyond what can be had by store. Though the thought of making them now, in the height of harvesting, canning and, storing may seem misplaced, it is actually the perfect time to make them. Continue reading →
Flowering bushes are a wonderful splash of color to your landscape. They provide a changing rainbow through the spring into the summer. But, pruning flowering bushes can be intimidating. Continue reading →
Does your day start like you are an air traffic controller? Everyone is racing around. You are heading out the door to work, to school. Make a hot breakfast? Really! You are happy if your shoes match. Continue reading →