The Homestead is in a Magazine!

Hey there friend! I’m hoping you had a wonderful weekend! We spent a lot of our weekend outside, so we were lucky to get to take in all of the beautiful leaves everywhere we went. It’s remarkable how many shades of orange, red, and yellow there are and how collectively the trees are like a…

Preserving the Past, One Brush Stroke at a Time

Hello Friend! I’m excited to share someone with you today, who I consider to be, a best kept secret! If you have an appreciation for historic buildings and old homes, I have a feeling you will likely be distracted later today looking over the impeccable work of Andrea Snyder, owner of White Dog Art Design….

End of Summer Homestead Report

“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” ― Oscar Wilde Fall has officially been ushered in with some wildly windy days and our temperatures have avoided the 90’s since the official last day of summer. While we typically don’t see seasons arrive like they were turned on by a switch, this year fall seems to…

“Did you know your home was part of the Underground Railroad?”

Hi there friends! Did you know this month is International Underground Railroad month? In 2019, Maryland and Michigan were the first to declare this month a holiday because it was the month two of the most well-known freedom seekers of the Underground Railroad, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, escaped from slavery. While there are some…

The Fortitude Gained by Letting Go

Have you begun to notice the subtle changes as fall tries to inch its way in while summer continues to hold on? Recently I took a drive in to town, the sun was up, windows were down and the breeze which I felt across my face was that of fall. It was light, crisp, and…

History of our Historic Home

Hi Friend! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen last Thursday the history of our homestead. However, I wanted to be sure that everyone had a chance to learn about this history of this gem we get to call home and care for each and every day. While many may come across…

How do you define your “status?”

Hi Friend! Have you ever thought about how often you are asked about your “status?” Many of us log on to social media nearly every day and share what is new in our lives but even beyond social media, our titles at work define who we are in a company and our health care providers…

FARM DUST

Hi friend! With summer in full swing, I wanted to share with you our Farm Dust recipe that is a versatile seasoning you are going to love to have on the shelf. Our kiddos are completely obsessed with it this summer. You can use this to season vegetables, meats, and you can even throw some…

Take the Back Roads to New Hampshire with Amanda Arcone

When moving out to the middle, it was never a thought that one day I would be connected to a network of people who would have the same love for old houses and in some cases even a bit more. With having been inspired by this community, I decided it would be fun once a…

The Federal Farmhouse Refrigerator Pickles

It’s canning season and our garden has beginning to burst with cucumbers! Before moving to the middle (of nowhere) I had never canned a single thing in my life and the closest I had ever gotten to canning is when I opened up jam or pickles from the grocery store. But wouldn’t you know, I…