Baker Seeds and Pioneer Village

Baker Creek Heirloom Seed company is based in Mansfield, Missouri and carries over 1,400 varieties of heirloom vegetable, herb and flower seeds, the largest selection in the United States.  I have purchased all of my garden seed from Baker Creek for the last two years.… Read the rest

Finding Laura and Churning Butter

I recently read The Wilder Life: My adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie by Wendy McClure who is on a search for her minds version of “Laura World.”  The funny thing is, I never realized that I have been on my own hunt for some version of “Laura World” for years.… Read the rest

Everything Happens for a Reason – A Guest Post

Everything Happens for a Reason – By Carrie Hirmer
On December 8, 2000, my husband and I welcomed our daughter into the world via emergency c-section. Not exactly how I’d envisioned my first moments with my newborn baby girl -me all strapped down to a table, unable to hold that bundle of sweetness who came complete with the mini-version of my pouty bottom lip and my husband’s “chicken legs” as we call them.Read the rest