Bend, Don’t Break: Tips to Survive the Snow

This post is sponsored by Osteo Bi-Flex®. All opinions are my own. There was a definite chill in the air this morning when I woke up and I know that one morning soon I will look out of the window and everything will be covered with snow. As much as I love the beauty of […]

How to Care for your Joints in Cold Weather

This post is sponsored by Osteo Bi-Flex®. All opinions are my own. Have you ever wondered how to care for your joints during the cold winter months? As much as I love the beauty of freshly fallen snow, the cold temperatures can be a bit of a challenge as I get older, but I don’t […]

5 Storm Preparedness Tips You Need to Know

September is storm preparedness month, so I’m sharing these storm preparedness tips with you before the storm hits your area. I’m sure you’ve seen those television programs where a big storm is coming, and everyone runs out and clears the store shelves of bread and milk. That’s how NOT to prepare for a storm. You […]

How to Render Suet Easily to Help the Wild Birds and Squirrels

Do you know how to render suet or how it can help the wild birds? We love feeding the birds year round, and my husband loves to watch them at our feeders. Bird watching is a great way to relax and learn more about your environment. You can bird watch with your kids as a […]

Easy Last Minute Christmas Decor Idea for Tables

Are you looking for easy last minute Christmas decor? I’m not big on Christmas decorations that can only be used for a few weeks a year. That means I need to store boxes of decorations for the other 11 months they aren’t in use. Instead, I look for everyday items that I can use in […]

Winter Preparedness | Car Emergency Kit

If you’ve been watching the news lately, you’ve probably seen that Winter Storm Damon is hammering the East Coast right now. For those to the south, that means a lot of rain. For people in the northern areas, like me, that means a lot of snow and ice. The best thing to do when you […]

Putting the Garden to Bed for Winter

Those of you that live in the south may be wondering why I’m writing about putting the garden to bed for winter in the middle of September. Unfortunately, here in Vermont, winter is not that far away. As a matter of fact, we had our first hard frost last winter. Usually we don’t get the […]

Easy Hot Chocolate Recipes – Spiced Hot Chocolate

Wondering about easy hot chocolate recipes? With the recent snow storm here in Vermont, I have had an awful lot of shoveling to do to clear the snow out of the duck and chicken coops and the driveway at our house.  When I come back inside from all that shoveling, I am sore and cold. […]

How to Stock Your Pantry for Winter Preparedness

Are you wondering how to stock your pantry for winter? Winter preparedness is something that I take seriously in rural Vermont.  It’s not unusual for us to be snowed in for several days after a bad winter storm.  Being snowed in means that we cannot run to the store when we run out of the […]

Five Tips for Getting Your Car Ready For Winter

Winter has already arrived here in Vermont, and if it hasn’t yet in your area, it will be coming soon. Winter driving is not my favorite thing in the world, so I try hard to find tips for getting your car ready for winter. We live fairly far out from town, so I want to […]