A 1915 Woman’s Solitary Life in Wyoming

What a brave young woman to live by herself in the Wyoming wilderness! I wonder what circumstances brought about her solitary homemaking? This passage–a magazine interview–gives us a very small glimpse into what must have been a fascinating life. A young woman in Wyoming writes: ‚ÄúThis country is so different, so big, that the horizon…

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The Importance of Fresh Air–5 Ways to Get More

sheets drying on a clothesline

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. We overlook the importance of fresh air in these days, with our cushy lives of central air conditioning and well-insulated homes. Here are 5 ways to incorporate more fresh air into your life, no matter the time of year. We make our house as…

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Foraging for Wild Fruit in the City and Country

I love foraging for wild fruit. To take a walk in nature and stumble on food–how crazy is that? It’s growing wild, right there for the taking of anyone–human or animal–that wants it. It will continue to grow and produce even if no one picks it. Wild fruit truly is a gift of riches. It’s…

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Vintage cookbooks and why they’re still useful

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This post contains affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. Vintage cookbooks will always have a place in my kitchen. (They may have even taken over, actually…) On my 9th birthday, I received my first “very own” cookbook and there began my love of cooking and cookbooks. Snickerdoodles, pumpkin custard, and hot milk sponge cakes were…

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