Category Archives: Family

Leftovers – some creative ideas with Basmati Rice

When we first got married 46 years ago, and especially living on frugal means in Canada for a year and then during our first years in the USA, we made do with lots of leftovers – and some of the … Continue reading

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Babysitting is the best fun when you are a grandparent!

Here are the four grandsons in the bathtub – only little ones can have so much fun with water! A fair amount arrived on the floor but there was a mass mopping up after the bath – so all was … Continue reading

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Good friends – no substitute!

Recently my husband and I welcomed two friends and their wives. One is a maxillofacial surgeon from Perth Australia and the other an ENT Surgeon from Cleveland Ohio ( formerly the Cleveland Clinic). Both went to kindergarten with my husband … Continue reading

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Reading to grandkids – what could be more wonderful!

We were blessed to baby sit our four grandsons last night. What a joy! Here I am reading to the twins – such fun.

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Our newest workers at The Little Farm – four little boys! Don’t they look adorable?

I buy my Little Farm shirts and clothes for all our staff at the farm from Lands End – with logos and all. So our newest workers of course must have shirts as they get bigger! Here the four newest … Continue reading

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Easy mid week dinners – cooking with kids – salmon in your slow cooker

We love salmon and sometimes can get our grand-kids to eat it. Although their favorite is Teriyaki salmon ( basic grilled salmon under the broiler with a little lemon juice and Teriyaki sauce mixed together, and drizzled on top) – … Continue reading

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Chores for kids – a great way to grow up with responsibility!

Here is our eldest  (just turned 8) grandson taking out the garbage! He is very proud of himself. As I am of him. He badly wants a dog. And he has been promised one if he does his chores over … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Heaven – try this one! It is fast and easy – especially when cooking with kids

This is a good dish to serve with chicken or even as a dessert! I like it less spicy as an accompaniment and more spicy as dessert. Cabbage Pear Apple Slow Cooker Casserole Ingredients: 2 lbs red cabbage, shredded finely 4 large onions, peeled … Continue reading

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Our Goats are having babies ! Kids galore – triplets last night!

Spring means baby goats – kids – all over the little farm. They are adorable and last week our middle grandson Jonah had the joy of seeing the actual birth of three little baby goats. He named them – Cream … Continue reading

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Great fun! We hosted 6 eight year old boys – our grandson’s friends – for a sleepover to celebrate his 8th birthday! AND WE SURVIVED!

What fun was had by all!  They arrived 11am Saturday and left 3pm Sunday. They were up at 4am Sunday morning – they swam, fed the animals, held the one day old baby goats, played in the bamboo ‘forest’, got … Continue reading

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