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November 2015

A Reason For Thanks

I really wanted to come up with a witty or heart warming Thanksgiving post for all of my new Pasture Friends. But everyone of the good homestead bloggers beat me to it. Everyone was already thankful for the same things on my list! I was pondering a new approach to my article on an early … More

The Perfect Apron

The Apron
The Apron

It has finally happened.

I have found the perfect apron pattern for myself. It is not binding, nothing digs into my neck, it is not heavy, and I look pretty cute in it-even for an old broad.

 

The Apron Back
The Apron Back

No strings.

It reminds me of the pinafores that my Grandma Olive … More

The Birthday Gift

If you have been following us this year at Out to Pasture, you know that I have a sick need to organize, and a problem keeping things neat. Those two things should not go together, but I think that the fact that I let stuff pile up-then need to organize it -that right there is … More

May the Force be With You-Homestead Style

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There is a popular military term-Force Multiplier, that usually refers to a large and smart weapon that is wielded by a highly trained soldier. On the Homestead, there are all sorts of force multipliers. They are often expensive. They are tools that allow a regular guy, or gal, to get through a mess of work … More

Respect

Texas, 1973
Texas, 1973

 

If you have just climbed out from under a rock, today is Veteran’s Day. It is the day we all should remember those of the Armed Forces and be thankful for their service. It hasn’t always been such a big deal. Some of you will argue with me, but that is the … More

An Hour of Grace

An Hour of Grace

We all received an extra hour today. How did you spend this precious golden hour? In the old days BR (Before Retirement) I would have joyously used this hour for ….sleep. Today I used the hour to drink some tea, work on a knitted Christmas gift, soak up some autumn sun and commune with the … More

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