A Tale of Two Cherry Trees

One of the things we really want to do on our homestead is establish an orchard, where we can grow our own apples, plums, peaches, and cherries. Last year, we started down this road by planting two varieties of cherries: Morello (sour cherries) and Rainier (sweet cherries). I am not actually a huge cherry fan,…Read more »


I love pie. It is, by far, my favorite dessert. It doesn’t have any of that disgusting, sickeningly sweet icing that makes most cakes inedible (in my humble opinion). And crust! Oh my god, crust – that dreamy blend of butter, salt (& sugar sometimes) all perfectly suspended in a delicate flour conveyance. I FREAKING LOVE…Read more »

Snow in April

You know what sucks? When – after a long, cold, snowy winter – spring finally arrives, just to be snatched out of your hands again. The snow finally melts, just to be replaced with – you guessed it – more snow. That is what this April has been so far. Things were finally warming up…Read more »