Category Archives: food

livin’ the good life with the peach man

This is how I spent my weekend. Result? Seven quarts and seven pints of canned peaches, six pints of apricots and 14 pints of apricot jam. When I shared this accomplishment with my friend Kathy From Montana, she cried, “You’re … Continue reading

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waiting for raindrops

As I sit here looking out the dining room windows all I can see are clouds. Or maybe it’s smoke. There’s a whiff of that in the air. We are waiting for some rain, forecast by the weather app on … Continue reading

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peach man, 2021

I have been to the Peach Man twice now, because that’s what I do at 9 AM on summer Thursday mornings. But no one in this house ever wants to see another cherry again. Or at least not until 2022. … Continue reading

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ready for the apocalypse

A few weeks ago Dancing Mandolin Player asked a bunch of us if we would want to go to a Dutch Oven Cooking Class. Of course we said yes.  Gardens had been planted.  Company not arriving yet.  Summer weather was … Continue reading

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history nerds

That’s what we are. WARTIME FARM is a reality series on Amazon Prime Acorn (which costs extra per month but if you love British shows it’s entirely worth it) about life in the English countryside during World War II. Ruth … Continue reading

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baking oldies and goodies

Ben, my oldest son, loves Snickerdoodles. Sadly I stopped baking cookies when I started writing books. It was an “either/or” thing. So I decided to bake these cookies for him (he’ll be here at the lake in about a month) … Continue reading

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the pantry is calling and i must go

When Dancing Mandolin Player asked if I wanted to go to the Pantry and pick out a pie, of course I say YES! And so we did.  Mixed Berry, to be exact. And then we sat down and shared a … Continue reading

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we are here at the lake for 2021

I’m so sorry for the delay in posting.  An issue with WordPress is now solved and I am back on track once again. The trick now will be to access my photos from the phone and for some reason this … Continue reading

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easter vacation starts thursday

I have decided to go on vacation.  Just a little one.  Six days, in fact.  Banjo Man declared he was too busy with work to make the trip with me, so once again I will head to Texas by myself. … Continue reading

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nine more days

February is almost over. Let’s party! We’re having another little storm today, but the weather in Austin is improving.  Will has his power back.  Ben’s has stayed on.  Water issues continue, but my Texans are warm at last.  Tomorrow the … Continue reading

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