• Food,  Frugality,  Minimalism,  Simplicity

    Blast From the Past

    “Is it done yet?” Middle Daughter bounced in her toddler chair as she watched me sewing her latest dress. “Not yet, honey,” I repeated patiently. “It takes time to make a dress.” “Okay.” “Is it done yet NOW?” she asked a few minutes later. “If you don’t quit asking, I’m gonna quit!” I’d eventually warn her in frustration. The death…

  • Frugality

    How I Survived Several Years Without Running Water

    In today’s modern age water is usually only a handle turn away. As a result it is usually taken for granted. But what would you do if that flow of water ever stopped? Once, a long time ago, it did for me. This is how I survived. After finding myself an unwed mother I really hated myself. I had failed…