Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Little Things to Do for Relaxing At Home

Please enjoy your home today while you listen to
a variety of subjects today:



Today I suggested a few small activities to brighten your mood.

Sunday, August 01, 2021

Homemaking With Faith

Results of the effort in the home are sometimes seen later on.

Please enjoy your many responsibilities while you listen to the broadcast.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Heartily at Home

Today's View

 Please enjoy your home keeping while you listen to the broadcast of Homemaking Radio: 


Thursday, July 29, 2021

DIY at Home

Please enjoy what you need to do at home while I discuss the importance of becoming less dependent on commercial products and services and doing as much as you can, yourself. 


Self-assigned material to read or complete:

One of the verses I used in the broadcast was 2 Peter 1:-8.  I cited it as 1st Peter but it is 2nd Peter.

I showed you something I ordered from

and made reference to 
the British chef

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

What You Control at Home

Today's View

Please enjoy your life at home while you listen to the broadcast today:


McGuffey Reader (1839) #4 (reprint) Christian School Edition
Susie's Composition

Strawberry apron: Hobby

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Thoughtful Times at Home

Early Morning view

Please enjoy doing things around your home while you listen to the message about eliminating stress:


Here are some of the kitchen mats I was showing you:

The old:

New one:



The subject today was how stress prevents us from living our full potential at home.
It prevents us from
believing in the answer to prayer
following a course of study or activity

To decrease the effect of distress:

Lose dependence on the world--quit waiting for politics to settle down
Depend less on human beings to give us relief
Have deliberate thoughtful times
Create a daily course of some kind  and follow it as though you were in a class, from things you want to do, or from books you have on hand.
Get ahead of the enemy of stress by creating your own future:  What you do at home today will make the future, tomorrow, much brighter.
Make time slow down or stand still by focusing on doing something you like. 

Saturday, July 17, 2021

We Are Keeping Quite Busy

The last week has been madly filled with work at home, getting the house and property in good repair while the weather was dry.

The Home Butler plan is going very well: everything in its place and everyone on their best behavior, as Emma would say.

As you can see, it is our dry spell here, and here is a photo of a lovely barn across one of the farm roads.  

I hope to take time soon to talk to you all. Thank you for your comments!


Sunday, July 11, 2021

A Little Health in the Home

I hope you will enjoy your home while you listen today on a subject that concerns many of us at home: making it a healthy environment.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Courage at Home

The root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart. ... Courage originally meant "To speak one's mind by telling all one's heart." Over time, this definition has changed, and today, courage is more synonymous with being heroic.

Here are some samples of the "free-hand sewing I talked about." This is done
without patterns, zippers, facings,  interfacing, buttons, ironing, and no pre-ruffle preparation.

Friday, July 09, 2021

Finding Better Ways to Do Things at Home

 Hello Everyone,  I stole away for a few minutes to give you a short broadcast. I hope you will listen while you enjoy your home today.  The video had a few stops in it (my editor is not here today) but if you will keep listening, it will continue with no problem. 

As always, I appreciate your listenership and your comments.

Thursday, July 01, 2021

Summer at Home Slide Show

Greetings, Ladies.
Today my technician is here and she has created another beautiful slideshow for you.

My accompanying message is this: Each home can be reflective of personal preferences and deep values. 

It may take awhile to acquire, understand and appreciate the things that make your home “ just so you”.

It takes some of us a long time to settle on the arrangements in a room that we are very content with. 

I’m using furniture and  decor from my olden days and I got into my fabric stash to stage some areas with cushions and decorative blankets, curtains, etc.

 The impression I want to leave in this slideshow is to just relax and not stress over decor but use what you can find, and afford. 

The curtains in the guest room are outer shower curtains ( not the plastic liners) and the folded green plaid blankets and cushions in the boys room are pieces of fabric. 

I like outdoor furniture but in winter, even the hardiest items need protection so I bring in the chairs and tables and use them inside as part of the decor and for extra seating and project places ( tables).

This is not the way it always looks around here. I got pictures right after I cleaned up.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

We Are Keeping Cool Like in the Olden Days

We are having a two week vacation at the Manse, now converted to the  Lake House, a vacation cabin where we are keeping cool the old fashioned way.

 Paper fans are a welcome quiet method of cooling you personally. In the olden days people would try to sit between women who used fans, to get the maximum coolness. This one is made from some of the endless supply of construction paper, two of them together. We are going all out with the different style fans, from the instructions in an old book.

One of the grandchildren has made these cute "tags" on laurel leaves, with wild chamomile, buttercups and other wildflowers. They are such a delightfully creative addition to the table settings. He picks huge leaves to use for fans.

One of the girls is reading an old copy of Beautiful Girlhood and practicing penmanship from an old penmanship instruction book.

We venture outside in shady areas, and add
cold fizz to fresh fruit drinks.

The stock tank, which we use as a swimming pool  is the lake, and the floaties are giant lily pads.  We wait until the pool is completely shaded before we jump in.

Inside during the highest temperatures we read old books left in the cabin. That is the way it is in lake cabins, isn't it?  Old magazines, maps, books become interesting again.

I hope you are all finding old fashioned ways to keep cool.

We ran water underneath the garden bridge so the younger children could pretend it was a bridge over a creek.

This is a DIY and self serve vacation. They have to get their own cots out and make their own beds, and fold it all up the next day. We do have bedrooms but need 4 more rooms to accommodate everyone.  A few of them actually like sleeping here with the door open and the screen door allowing more cool night  breezes in.  We allow residents to forage around the kitchen for their own food needs, and a huge salad is kept in the fridge for everyone. Other than that, everyone is on their own for occupation and recreation, and so far, have made very good use of the time.
Before the guests had time to fold up all the cots and bedding, someone dropped by. When we all excused the mess, she said she liked the way the blankets and sheets all matched the decor.

Other than these things, we try to be quiet, move slowly, sit, and not converse about stressful things. It eliminates added degrees of heat, we think.

When I invited Texas and Florida to colonize Oregon with their families, ranching and businesses, churches and culture, I didn’t expect to first get 115 F. Temperature. Maybe the heat is supposed to put us in the frame of mind to be part of those two great states.


Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Good News Minutes Ep. 1 (15 Minutes)

 A short report for today but it may be just what someone needs to get the inspiration for the responsibilities at home. My family and friends are giving one another one good news report every time we communicate. I hope you like this one.  Since we began, everyone involved has said
they have so much good news to report they don't have time to report it all. Listen to see what kinds of things are good news.

I used two books as examples for creating your own course at home to include on your daily list:

This one was from a book subscription by mail, years ago and it contains many different aspects of the household; more than cooking and cleaning.  Its pages bring color, creativity and comfort to the dwelling place and would be great to use for a class of your own, if you used it with your own made up workbook, diary or art journal. Look around your house and find many publications you can use for a personal class or "course".  Give yourself a certificate upon completion.
If you do not want any more hands-on creative activities, try going through a high school history book from one of the homeschool companies.  This is one that we used for homeschool. 

Here is the poem I tried to recite:

Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.
So the little moments,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of Eternity.
So the little errors
Lead the soul away
From the paths of virtue
Far in sin to stray.
Little deeds of kindness,
Little words of love,
Help to make earth happy,
Like the Heaven above.”

― Julia A.F. Carney 1945

Keep your minutes good and guard them as though they were precious gems, for they make the hours of the day.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Enabled at Home

Hello Dear Ladies at Home (or want to be)
Today I describe what being at home enables us to do, have, or be.

Please enjoy doing some things at home while you listen:

The Home Enables: -- Resting after some tasks. You don't have to be on your feet all day.
--Limits outside demands on your life.
--Good for your mind and body; guiding, guarding and care for it provides purpose.
--Gives insight into the challenges of the homemakers of bygone days.
--Leisure to rebuild your strength, but don't turn leisure into work.