“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”

-Percy Bysshe Shelley


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    Mama Moments

    Of Toilets and Tornadoes

    Last week Missouri held a special severe weather test day and sirens blared in sync across the state. There is a notification tower next to my son's school and he has commented that the sirens are super loud during normal weekly tests, but this was a surprise drill, so I thought it might catch the kids off guard. When I picked up my tornado-skittish son from school that afternoon, I offhandedly asked him if that day's siren was loud. I thought the extra warning may have startled him a bit because the entire school did the full-press severe weather run-through. I didn't expect the response he gave, but we both…

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    Inside & Out

    Prepping the Winter Hens

    We were enjoying a mild winter here in the Midwest. . . until this week, as we fell into an extended deep freeze that made me really thankful for roaring fires, cozy sweaters and super fuzzy socks. Unfortunately, our chicken friends have none of these same luxuries, but we did bundle them up a bit to face the bitter cold.

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    In the Kitchen

    Milk-Free, Fizzy Water Pancakes

    It has a busy season (as usual) at the Three-Acre Wood and I’m quickly becoming thankful for the slower pace of this year’s Thanksgiving festivities. Since we didn’t travel, it gave us a few extra days to get Christmas in order and roll into the holiday season without being completely behind. Oh, I’m still behind; just not completely. On top of everything else, my husband found himself on a temporary restricted diet, so I got a little creative with meal prep and discovered a few new delicious recipes. Although hubby is back to eating normal, our family decided to keep one of our new dishes in the regular breakfast lineup…