I’m not sure I’m cut out for farming.

I’m not sure I’m cut out for farming.

Farming is hard and I’m not sure I’m cut out to be a farmer. It’s been a rather worrisome conclusion after my zucchini, tomatoes, and pickles all died. Not to mention the great catastrophe of my basil, chives, and dill.  Over the summer, I was thrilled...
Culture Shock: Lessons Learned in France

Culture Shock: Lessons Learned in France

I remember packing my things, purging items I no longer needed, and shouting at the movers who due to the pandemic refused to bring my stuff to the docks, thinking that this was going to be the hardest thing I would endure as my family moved from the USA to France.  I...
I am no longer as snobby-as I once was

I am no longer as snobby-as I once was

I find it ironic that I, a self-proclaimed historian, am living the life of a servant gathering water for a bath. Now I will admit that when I moved to France I had assumed that water heaters were installed in homes. My first two apartments both had waterless tanks...
Jeremey Clarkson makes Farming look Easy and Fun. He lied!!

Jeremey Clarkson makes Farming look Easy and Fun. He lied!!

Jeremy Clarkson makes farming look so glamorous. I’ve read his books and paid close attention to his delicate way of farming and farm animal care.  I’ve even thought of him as some sort of Lancelot as he manages the delicate politics of the country.  However, I have...
Tame the household chores with this Practical Advice

Tame the household chores with this Practical Advice

Hello Readers! In our modern busy lives maintaining a home can feel like an overwhelming task, especially for those who find themselves struggling with the never-ending battle against clutter. I often relate to the chores that never go away, and the constant struggle...