Growing Garden Huckleberries (and a pie filling recipe)

 The problem with growing your own fruit is that you often have to wait years after planting the trees and bushes to get a decent-sized harvest.  Enter the garden huckleberry.  Garden huckleberries are unique because they are annual plants. The berries are firm, shiny, black, and grow in clusters on bushes approximately the size of a tomato…

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Finding Time to Read (1927)

I love this encouraging story….it IS possible to fit moments of rest and relaxation in throughout the day. In the case of this mother, reading was her refreshment of choice. I get time to read just about like a smoker gets time to light his pipe. I guess I just do it and it is…

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The Stress of a “Perfect Diet”

…we women should seek first the kingdom of righteousness in making ourselves efficient users of those things around us, things we can be bountifully supplied with at all times, before we aspire to become users of articles that come from distant parts and are not always easy to get.  -1905 Healthy food blogs nowadays have…

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Simple Ways to Live Out-of-doors (1906)

These recommendations for taking advantage of the outdoors were written in 1906, when people still traveled in open horse-drawn carriages, used outhouses, hung laundry outside, and had minimal conveniences. If they needed encouragement to be outside, how much more do we need the outdoors with our self-contained homes and unlimited technology distractions? Live out-of-doors as…

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