Category Archives: Family

And a couple more tips from ALLRECIPES.COM – enjoy!

 Here are the rest of the tips from ALLRECIPES.COM – (my last post had the first one about fresh baking powder etc) and I especially like the last one! ENJOY! Below is the reason why I bake – two little … Continue reading

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Baking better cakes! Try these tests – easy and quick!

Here are my twin grandsons helping me bake last weekend. I love to bake. But my baking experiments are not always successful. I came across these hints in ALLRECIPES.COM and wanted to share them with you! 1. Make sure that … Continue reading

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A lemon guava tree – the perfect gift for the Urban farmer – from his kids and grandkids!

Our children and grandchildren gave us the perfect fathers day gift – a Lemon Guava tree to add to the Little Farm! We had a planting ceremony – so adorable! And a lovely weekend together. So much fun!

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Sleepover and Cupcakes – great combination for grandkids!

The first time all four boys slept over – in the same room! So much fun! Of course baking is always part of the fun – and tasting the cupcake mixture too! Jumping into our bed in the morning  (early……) … Continue reading

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Family time – what could be better! Our annual family week – most of the family were there!

Once a year we go away as a family ( anything between 25-45 of us) and have 7 glorious days together. The kids ADORE it as do the parents. Here are some of the activities we do. We have Grandma’s … Continue reading

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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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