Road Trip

Road Trip

Road trips are a long-standing rite of passage here in the U.S. I drove all the way across the country in a VW Bug many years ago. I see on the news that air travel is down, and I am among the many who do not wish to be crammed amongst strangers on jets even if my...
June $100 winner and Favorite Pics

June $100 winner and Favorite Pics

Please help me congratulate Carol Graves, winner of a $100 Amazon gift card, plus her choice of one signed novel, An Amish Christmas Kitchen, Starting from Scratch, A Letter from Lancaster County; or one of 3 books from The Legacy of Lancaster County Trilogy — Leaving...
Victory Gardens Flourish

Victory Gardens Flourish

Have you heard of  the term Victory Garden, also labeled “War Gardens” and “Food Gardens for Defense” during World War I and WWII? These mini yet productive gardens were planted both at private residences and on public land during the wars to reduce the deficit of...
May $100 Gift Card Winner and Kate’s Favorite Pics!

May $100 Gift Card Winner and Kate’s Favorite Pics!

Congratulations to Candy R., winner of a $100 Amazon gift card, plus a choice of one signed novel, An Amish Christmas Kitchen, Starting from Scratch, A Letter from Lancaster County; or one of 3 books from The Legacy of Lancaster County Trilogy — Leaving Lancaster, its...
Merry Month of May

Merry Month of May

I’m in shock. And thrilled. The month of May has arrived. Time to celebrate with a Giveaway! “April showers bring spring flowers” was my mantra last month. Now, a funny little song written in 1884 is looping through my mind.  And yet I know this May will be like...