Celebrating Michaelmas

This weekend we'll be observing our second Michaelmas, or the Feast of Sts. Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel the Archangels.  Even though it is a new tradition for us I have been looking forward to this for a long time.  While I find myself wishing more people around us celebrated these Holy Days it's nice to... Continue Reading →

An Unexpected Hobbit Day Party

September 22 is the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, but do you really need a reason to celebrate all things Hobbit?  The correct answer is not at all.Here's a few ideas to help you celebrate your Hobbitiness in true Hobbit Style.The most important part of a good Hobbit Day celebration is Food and Drink. ... Continue Reading →

Dry Freezing Peaches

Last year I had my first foray into canning and this year I decided to have a go with freezing.  Canning is all well and good, but we're not big fruit spread people so I'm limiting the fruit canning this year to small batches in small jars in the hope that it'll get used more... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Tomie De Paola!

Wishing the Great Children's Author and Illustrator Tomie dePaola an early happy birthday (September 15th) by sharing our top ten favorite of his books!http://ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?rt=tf_cw&ServiceVersion=20070822&MarketPlace=US&ID=V20070822%2FUS%2Fmomado08-20%2F8010%2Fbcfa5853-5912-4639-954e-2fbbdc7189c7&Operation=GetScriptTemplate Amazon.com Widgets Of course it was hard to just pick 10 go HERE to see his entire works.What's your favorite Tomie dePaola book?

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