• The Sugarcreek Surprise, a book review post.
    Literary Pursuits

    Review: The Sugarcreek Surprise

    Today I’m reviewing The Sugarcreek Surprise, an Amish romance novel by Wanda E. Brunstetter. It is Volume 2 in the Creektown Discoveries series. Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher as part of JustRead publicity tours. This post includes Amazon affiliate links. My Review The Sugarcreek Surprise is a sweet story about a 25-year-old schoolteacher who lives with her grandparents. I…

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    Homestead Update

    It's still mostly winter here on the homestead... at least for the moment. However, spring is gradually creeping in...There is still much we can't do until spring arrives for sure-and-certain, but we are making a little progress on our homestead goals...

  • Friday Freebies, books, cup of tea
    Literary Pursuits

    Friday Freebies

    Happy Friday! I've been checking for Kindle freebies right along but there haven't been very many that grabbed me lately. However, I've rounded up a few today that look interesting to me. As it happens, several of the titles I nabbed have a love/Valentine theme. How timely! Let's see what we've got.

  • Literary Pursuits

    What I Read in January

    Due to unexpected health issues, travel, and holiday busy-ness I didn’t get my reading reports for October, November, or December posted. I’m not going to go back and do that now, but for a year-end report: my GoodReads totals for 2021 are 255 books and 54,150 pages. That’s down from 282 books in 2020. Let’s see what kind of track…

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    Homestead Goals

    Our adventure this past fall has been settling into our new home in Arkansas. Now that we live out in the country I have some homesteading/self-sufficiency goals that I want to try. Lyle is not so enthusiastic but, as usual, he’s willing to offer his support however he can. Some of these activities aren’t new for us. It only made…