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Holiday Packages are in the Mail

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The packages to family contained pumpkin breads, cookies, candles and jars of raw creamed honey. With Cog's help, thirteen boxes were...
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Another Holiday Gift

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In keeping with our attempt to gift things that will be useful, we opted for an elegant and fashionable winter parka for our teen. An oli...
Posted by : Dagny Taggart
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Sewing Machine Cover

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Our homestead cabin is really quite small compared to other homes I've had throughout my life. Here I have learned to value every bit...
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A Hook Book for My Crocheter

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My youngest daughter, now 16, has become "hooked" on crocheting. Her needle book gift was modified to tote her crochet hooks an...
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Needle Books for Holiday Gifts

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This year I made needle books for each of the girls. A modified idea from the Victorian ladies who kept a book of needles for fine stitch...
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More Winter Warmth

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This heavy blue scarf and headband were a breeze to whip up as I taught the teenager how to crochet her own. She is part way through her ...
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Bear Hat for Holiday Warmth

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Combining utility with playfulness, this will keep a toddler's ears warm this winter. :-)
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Jzu-Jzu Dolls for Holiday Gifts

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 Christmas toys still under construction. It's that time of year again. Time to consider and begin the efforts to re-program loved ...
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Texting Mitts

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Texting Mitts are the easiest way to stay warm and fashionably functional. I found a great video series with free patterns. The episode w...
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Tomato Soup

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Move over Campbell’s, I am now and forever more ruined and must insist upon fresh tomato soup. As I am racing to process tomatoes fas...
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Chili As A Gateway Drug To Compulsive Canning

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After recently receiving several emails asking me about pressure canning I decided to document my process for “putting up” a year of c...
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Dry Canning Spices

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In case you haven’t heard, I love to can. Cog says I am a compulsive canner, but I swear I can stop any time. I use this simple “dry c...
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Red Clover

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The pagans claimed red clovers had magical properties to ward off evil and bring good fortune. With it’s many nutritional and medicinal...
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Microgreens

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Microgreens are a brilliant concept. Having swept the scene of upscale restaurants and finer cuisine in recent years, the idea is now h...
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Food

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The word good is a funny term. I took a philosophy seminar in college where my professor took the liberty of devoting the entire seme...
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