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Upstate NY Cemetery Reclamation Project

When we purchased our home several years ago, there was a lot about it that was...different. One of the most unique features was the small cemetery that was tucked back into the trees not far from the house. We weren't ever anticipating a cemetery reclamation project. We were intrigued,and took it in stride as just

2020-08-25T20:04:12-04:00The Homestead|

Fast, Healthy, Easy Winter Treats For Hens

It has been a long, cold winter on the homestead this year for our chickens. Today the temperature is moderate, so I put together a treat for our girls. We do provide some heat for them during the coldest days below zero, but it still isn't exactly chicken nirvana out there, I suspect. Our winter

2020-03-10T12:52:12-04:00The Homestead|

Winter Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

Sunshine, rain, freezing rain, sleet, snow. All in one week. When it comes to weather in the Southern Adirondacks, we experienced it all at Nature's whim. One of the best things about winter is being cozy. One of the best ways to be cozy, is with comfort food, something I actually excel at. My husband

Anti-aging Makeup Tips: Best Mascara For Older Women

Best Mascara For Women Over 50 - 60 Note: This post has been updated in February 2020 Our Top 3 Mascaras For Older Women Anti-aging makeup tips for women over 50 or 60 definitely needs to include how to choose the right mascara. The best mascara for older women is one that works for you.

Simple Signs of the Season: Eggnog & Gratitude

Today was the first of the simple signs of the season that make this month my favorite. Thanksgiving is my absolute best day of the year. Our family is very nuclear… It is just myself, my husband our kids and grandkids. Together, a total of about nine people who very much enjoy being together. We

2020-08-06T07:48:17-04:00Family, The Homestead|

There’s More Than One Way To Whack A Mole!

Moles digging up your yard? Here's one way to curb the problem! We have a beautiful yard (at least we think so), and never more so than when it is newly mown. Last week I finished mowing after a few days of rain. The yard looked green and lush and gorgeous with the exception of the dirt

2020-03-10T12:51:11-04:00The Homestead|

Spring on the Homestead…Let the Work Begin!

After a long, cold winter, it's so great to get outside and work in the yard. In our case, since it's just the two of us, "yard work" takes on a whole new meaning. We have a couple of acres of yard to manage, not something a lot of people our age would take on,

15 Awesome Products for Baby Boomers

Steak knives for grilling season, a Grandparents memory-making book, high quality skin care , products to make your kitchen rock, and more than a dozen other items for your browsing pleasure. I know something about these products for baby boomers, because most of these I have used myself! Only share the stuff I like. 1.

2020-03-15T17:14:17-04:00Stuff I Love|

Dressing After 50: Q & A With Top Fashion Editor Lois Joy Johnson

~by Pam Sissons A fashion powerhouse, AARP editor and an expert on dressing after 50...meet Lois Joy Johnson! Formerly Ladies' Home Journal beauty and fashion editor, founding editor of More magazine and currently AARP beauty and fashion expert, Johnson has long been recognized as the go-to fashion resource for a glittering array of top models,