An Organic Dairy Farmer Speaks Up

Ed Note: I wanted to let an organic farmer address their perspective regarding non-GMO, etc, and how they are living in this brave new world of farming. This comment was originally posted at an article entitled A Farmer Speaks up about GMO. Read on, there is hope and some excellent links.

Along […]

Valentine’s Dinner – Honey Glazed Chicken

Ed note: Now that I’m an empty nester, I’m going to serve this delicious main dish to my girlfriends who are celebrating Valentine’s Day with me tomorrow night.

HONEY GLAZED CURRIED CHICKEN A very simple and elegant main dish for Valentine’s Day, Sunday’s or company. Serve with Brown Rice Pilaf, or quinoa, and steamed broccoli. […]

Farms Fighting Super Weeds?

Ed Note: The following information is offered in the spirit of “food for thought”. I think I’m more concerned about genetically modified seeds than ever.

Perhaps it is time to re-think genetically modified crops. Farm family's, I would like you to share your thoughts.

Last year’s drought took a big bite out of the […]

New and Natural Ways to Stay Healthy during the Flu Season

Avoid having a sick child

If you listen to the news media you would think this year’s flu epidemic is so severe that if you haven’t already had a flu shot you better do so soon.

I did a little scouting around and discovered:

This is the “worst flu epidemic since 2009” (four years […]

Strengthen My Faith, O Lord

What circumstances are you facing today that requires you to stand strong in faith?

Ed Note: I have to drive over three snowy mountain passes tomorrow to get Mary back to UNC in Greeley, CO. With the storm that came in this morning I’m a […]

Homemade Snickers Bars

Homemade Snickers Bars

First – Make Bottom and Top Layers

1 – 10 oz pkg milk chocolate chips (or dark if preferred)

1/2- 10 oz pkg butterscotch chips

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

Lightly grease a 9 X 13 X 2 pan. Melt together all ingredients and spread 1/2 of mixture onto bottom of […]

Easy Barley and Lentil Stew

This is an easy, economical and delicious dish for cold weather.

What do you serve after the holidays that is low on expense and high on taste?

After the holidays I needed a simple, tasty, economical dish. This Easy Barley and Lentil Stew goes together easily. Here is the recipe:

8 Cups beef […]

Homespun Hope – A Christmas Tea and recipe

Today was our “Homespun Hope” Christmas Tea at Paonia Friends Church. We had many delicious yummies including chicken cranberry salad, cucumber sandwiches, biscotti, cake balls, and cheddar crisps with sun-dried tomatoes. The tables, trays, and overall decorations were amazing. Here are some pictures showing off the talents of the ladies […]

Praying to Overcome an Angry Heart

Ed note: The following posting was written by my daughter, Laura, mom of my two grandsons. I admire her willingness to be vulnerable and admit it isn’t so easy being a mom of young children and allow God to work in her heart. Be encouraged! Please share your victories and insights in the comments below.


Trust and Obey

Grandson Peter at 3 weeks of age

A familiar song came into my mind this morning as I meditated on the goodness and faithfulness of God to me yesterday.

Here are the familiar words:

“When we walk with the Lord, and abide in His word, what a glory he sheds on our […]

Raising Sons

My late husband Duane, oldest of five brothers, often remarked to me, “The tragedy of your life is that you had no brothers.” My response, as oldest of three sisters, was “The tragedy of your life is that you had no sisters!”

As parents of two girls and one boy, we each brought different strengths […]

Sleep, Baby, Sleep!

I raised my children by the “on demand” philosophy so prevalent 30 years ago. My daughter Laura discovered a better way and I think it’s worth considering. If you or someone you know is sleep deprived – please share this information with them or leave your comments below. BTW – the cute baby pics are […]

Take Every Thought Captive

Mary and her friend Lexi on Graduation Day

I have had plenty of challenges in the last few year and you probably have to. The following scripture helps me to keep on keeping on. Phillippians 4:8 tells us:

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is […]

Avoid Dehydration – Drink Water for Life

Why Drink Water for Life?

Although summer has not officially arrived, hot, dry summer temperatures have arrived. It’s time to revisit the importance of drinking plenty of water for health. Be sure to keep a water bottle with pure filtered water for yourself and each of your children to keep yourselves well-hydrated this […]

Busy Bags for Busy Pre-schoolers

My newest grandson, Peter Beers Coble, was born on March 21, 2012, the same day as his other grammy’s birthday! Mary, my friend Patty and I are going to visit him next week during our spring break. But I need some activities and gifts for my 19- month old grandson Job.

I have been […]