craft · DIY

herbal steam tablet – DIY

Sometimes it is the simplest of things that make me have happy. Here is one of them.  Herbal steam tablets. So easy. You will need: 1 box of baking soda Essential oils: eucalyptus, rosemary and lavender a mini muffin tray and muffin papers Place the baking soda in a bowl, then add a little water… Continue reading herbal steam tablet – DIY

Country living · Uncategorized


Visitors they come and they go.  We have our share of them.  This one has decided he would like to live under our front porch. Sadly, he may have to be evicted, they can cause serious damage to building foundations.  For now, I’ll enjoy the chubby cheek adorableness from afar. I’ve read that they can… Continue reading whistle-pig

Cooking · Country living

goose egg

A trip to the local farmers market yielded some lovely rainbow eggs and goose eggs too. We’ve never had goose eggs. Compared to a chicken egg, they are enormous.  The shells are extremely hard, cracking them is a challenge. We wondered what they would taste like? BWAHAHA – insert evil cat laugh. You silly goose… Continue reading goose egg

Gardening · Photography

flowers friends fins

A photo heavy post. Over the weekend, Mr. Cottage and I went on a shopping trip to my favorite nursery and water garden business. Milmont Garden Center is a Mennonite owned an operated business in the Shenandoah Valley.  When I step into this place, a peaceful calm surrounds me. It is herb nirvana for me.… Continue reading flowers friends fins