Farming in the USA Series – part 1

Hi, I’m Amanda. I’m a lawyer and farmer’s daughter from Michigan in the United States. Our family farm started four generations ago as a fruit farm off the coast of Lake Michigan. The lake provides a unique climate that makes it ideal for fruit trees. I grew up with my grandparents, parents, and two brothersContinue reading “Farming in the USA Series – part 1”

3 Best Ways To Get Rid of Weevils (guest post)

Weevils can make their way into your kitchen from infested food such as rice and flour. They are capable of ruining your food, and of course, seeing weevils flying about the kitchen or other parts of the house. Fortunately, there ways to get rid of weevils from the kitchen, without putting your health or thatContinue reading “3 Best Ways To Get Rid of Weevils (guest post)”

Book Review: ‘Not a Perfect Fit: Stories from Jane’s World’ by Jane A Schmidt

I have certain friends who are a) good storytellers and b) seem to get into situations that led themselves to good stories. There are many aspects to what makes a good storyteller, but for the best voices it is often difficult to pin down what makes them so successful. For me, a good storyteller mustContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Not a Perfect Fit: Stories from Jane’s World’ by Jane A Schmidt”

Book Review: ‘The Dirty Life’ by Kristin Kimball

When you set out in your early adult life it is tempting to establish goals or to second guess the direction in which your life might head. It seems that, for my generation, we expect or are expected to be high achievers in every ‘area’ of life – career, relationships and gaining that apparently ohContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The Dirty Life’ by Kristin Kimball”