How To Feed Our Little Hen House On The Prairie

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

My dear friends,

How are you on this lovely beautiful day? It's tea time, my sweet friends. I made some banana bread to accompany our tea today. You're going to love it. I tried a new recipe this time, It's one with brown sugar.

As many of you know, I had wanted hens all of my life, and I can happily say, I love having chicken ladies. They are a year and a half now. My mother grew up on a chicken farm, as that was her gentries livelihood. I am learning every day that despite all the things I'm sure my mother knows about farming and chickens, I am continually researching for myself. I try and emulate the olden ways of homesteading. The Victorian era is my end all to beat all. (smile)

How Not Being Able To Dress Like Laura Ingalls Wilder {Old~Fashioned} Became One More Reason I Swam Away From Marriage

Friday, March 22, 2019
Little gloves for the foxes and fey.
Image courtesy archives of painter  Samuel McLoy {1831~1904} 

Happy spring to you! The cottage is all warm, I have some tea on my serving tray, the chickens roam the garden, and the smell of confederate jasmine permeates the air.

3 Particulars I No Longer Swim To On The Internet {And Why My Life Is Better For It}

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

My dear friends, 

Make yourself some tea, because today I am going to be spilling some and we're both going to need it. {wink, wink} Just teasing. It'll be painless, I promise. {smile}

" If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain."~ Emily Dickinson

The Art Of A Bonnet {How A Landlocked Victorian Mermaid Dresses}

Monday, March 18, 2019
 My dear friends,

Did you have a lovely St. Patricks Day? I had a most lovely day. Jeffrey and I made Guinness stew and I made some Irish soda bread. I was intending to make the Martha Stewart scones but decided not to and just remain steadfast in my traditional Irish Soda bread.

Good Day, Landlocked, Sea Folk

Thursday, March 14, 2019

My dear friends,

I won't bore you to tears, but I have been away because I have felt under the weather. I think it may be pollen. The pollen here in Florida can be ghastly. I know it perpetuates the notion and is a true testament of the law of attraction. When we notice and speak of things, even if we do not want it, the universe gives us more of it. Besides, I think I am a bit hard-headed at times, and refuse to slow down, so the only way is to become afflicted. Do you ever feel this way?

Beatrix Potter, Be Still, My Victorian Mermaid Heart {And Big News!}

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
 The Lady Of Shallott hanging in my foyer. I purchased it from I am obsessed with anything John William Waterhouse.
My dear friends,

I am in desperate need of some biscuits to accompany my tea today, won't you deliver some to me at speed. {smile}

The Many Executions At Staffordshire Cottage

Monday, March 4, 2019
My dear friends, 

Did you have a delightful weekend? I had a lovely weekend, and I was quite productive. 

I had a pleasant visit with my parents, went shopping and got enough custom drapes to cover over half of the cottage windows. I'll show pictures tomorrow. I am currently hemming the last pair this evening. The ol' rabbits in tow.