An Unexpected Wealth of Resources

By , December 4, 2019

Monday, while walking past the corner of the cabin, Aly heard a strange hissing sound. Exploring, she discovered that one of our water hoses had sprung a leak. High pressure water sprayed out of a small crack in the hose under the cabin.

A hose that had been drained for the winter.

snow on the Zeiger family homsestead

Five inches and falling. I’ll explain below (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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Happy Accidents

By , November 26, 2019

As Thanksgiving approaches, I’ve learned to cook seasonally appropriate meals. That way, all the side dishes we crave especially at the harvest season don’t need to get crammed into one day or meal, when the barest essentials of a turkey dinner more than fill our stomachs and the table.

At this time of year, especially, I enjoy making dishes that, if possible, are even more rustic and old-fashioned than our normal fare.

Like, for instance, cornbread.


A culinary mistake, which we could barely choke down, as you can see what’s left after two meals (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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