Safety First

Kirk was working in the upper part of our land, in a section that we have only now started opening up. About a third of the forest is dead trees, so he has been bringing down many thin pole trees. Many are 20 years old but I can circle my hand around them. There is… Continue reading Safety First

Crafting · DIY

Handcrafting Beeswax Candles

Beeswax candle making is an open ended craft. Make as little or as much as you have need for. Use what containers you like or have around. And best of all, it requires no experience or deep learning to make a rustic light for the upcoming Winter Solstice. No need to add scents, beeswax candles… Continue reading Handcrafting Beeswax Candles


Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

A weekly kitchen chore is making baked oatmeal for Kirk's breakfasts. I often make the same recipe over and over - because I know it by heart. (Maybe I could branch out and use the book on oats I wrote? Crazy.) I played around with a new recipe for him this week, and loved the… Continue reading Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal


Coming Changes To The Farm

Kirk and I knew when we moved here that we would find the name for our land. It just took us nearly 2 years to get there. Before we moved from Maple Valley to Freeland on the island, our farm was known as Lahar Valley Farm. Our handcrafted body products had been produced under Never… Continue reading Coming Changes To The Farm


Baking Powder Biscuits

The simplest recipes can often be the best. Over the past few years this has become my go to recipe for biscuits. Quick to mix up, a snap to bake. Leftovers can be tucked away in the freezer for later eating. Baking Powder Biscuits Ingredients: 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 Tbsp baking powder 2 Tbsp… Continue reading Baking Powder Biscuits