Downsizing and Letting Go of the Family Homestead–and the Valuable Lessons I’ve Learned

I usually focus on worthwhile thoughts written by other housewives but I thought I’d take a long-winded, more personal angle today…. My life flip flopped in a big way this past year. When I my husband and I married 13 years ago, we took over the property that had been in my husband’s family for …

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The Fireless Cooker, a Non-Electric Slow Cooker

The fireless cooker. I came across the concept awhile ago and it had me curious. Basically, it’s the original slow cooker, a non-electric way to cook meals while conserving fuel. It was invented in the 1800s but reached the height of its popularity in the early 1900s, until it was replaced by electrical appliances. There …