Thursday, October 28, 2021

Garden Fresh

Please enjoy your outdoor excursion or your indoor goals of the home while you listen today.

I read Jeremiah 6:16, which is a good principle of life to ponder,

and quoted from an 1837 reader, from a chapter about the Bible, the following "rule":

"Read for improvement, and not for show. 
The great object of reading is to improve your minds in useful knowledge,
to establish your hearts in virtue, 
and to prepare you for a right performance of the duties of life."

I also read from The Jane Austen Diet by Bryan Koslowski,  the chapter on garden stuff.

For the brown paper challenge, showed a country style list pad for the kitchen:

I also discussed the problem of indulging in descriptions of illnesses, at times when ladies gather , and being careful to keep our conversations clean, and keeping “ organ recitals “ private with a close relative or a good friend.

Thank you for visiting me at The Manse tonight.

Please do everything you can to have a few moments of happiness at home.

Monday, October 25, 2021

natural light

Please enjoy your walk, or your work, while you listen:

Today I read about natural light, from the book "The Jane Austen Diet" by Bryan Koslowski .

For the brown paper challenge I made a taper candle, and a couple of little signs for food:

Friday, October 22, 2021

A Little Fresh Air

Today I talked about a few ways to keep your mind
healthy at home, including:
give yourself 5 minute assignments for:
reading aloud
fresh air
gentle exercise

For the ways to use brown paper, a challenge I'm participating in with my family,
I made a tag, (for gift or price tag), an ornament and a garland, using a cookie cutter as a template.

Here is the brown paper bunting (garland) craft I spoke of in the broadcast:

 Please catch up on  a few things in the home while you listen to the broadcast:


I thought you would like this picture I took on
a recent outing. I had to get my car repaired and
the mechanic lives way up in the middle of a 
mountain. (We've used this company for decades) The drive was beautiful.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Routine in the Home Provides Stability When the World is Unstable

View From the Manse
Please enjoy doing a few things at home, while you listen to the broadcast.

I talked about the importance of following a small routine such as beginning the day with a few moments of fresh air, putting yourself together (appearance), and a few household habits (sweeping, washing) because the world's instability can other wise keep the mind distracted and the body unable to accomplish anything.

I read the a  few pages of Bryan Koslowski's book "The Jane Austen Diet", about the importance of nature in Austenworld. 

For further enjoyment and relaxation, listen to this beautiful podcast: "On the Journey."
Rebounder trampoline exercise is profitable for many different reasons, as explained on this 5 minute video 


For the brown paper creative challenge today, I made a book cover and book mark:

Aqua is the recent decor color at The Manse:

I also read from a section of the 1836 (re-printed) edition of McGuffey's Reader:

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

"Mandates" at Home


Greetings Everyone,

I have returned from a morning walk, inspired by the previous broadcast where I read about the habits of the people of Jane Austen's era. 

Please enjoy your walk or your work, while you listen to today's homemaking broadcast:

Because my time is so limited, I am not able to edit my videos, or add titles. That may come along one day, but I do appreciate your kind attention , your prayers, and your sweet sacrificial donations.

Today I shared with you an important governor who was just appointed, and what mandates she has imposed for homemakers ;-)

I also kept a running commentary on the chapter "Jane Austen and Sugar" (kept under lock and key).

One of the "governor's" mandates for the home today was to laugh, because laughing is anti-viral.
You people in Australia might enjoy this one, but I think other people in the world will "get it" and have a good laugh, too.

Today's brown paper challenge: hanging envelope to corral the  free papers that come from various sewing and craft supply places. 

Monday, October 11, 2021

Dinner at Pemberly

Please enjoy an hour of being at home, and find something to do while you listen today.


In this episode I read
2 Corinthians 4:7-11
 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed;
perplexed, but not driven to despair;
 persecuted, but not forsaken;
 struck down, but not destroyed; 
 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 

I continued reading from "The Jane Austen Diet" by Bryan Koslowski,  the chapter "The Pemberly Meal Plan" with my commentary.

Also shown was a useful brown paper project-- letter paper with envelope.
The stem for the hand made cloth pumpkin is made of twisted brown paper.
I tried to describe the sense-sational scent of white pumplin & cardamom glycerine hand therapy from Camille Beckman in Idaho.

The tea I mentioned is 
non caffeine
black tea

Please be encouraged and enjoy breathing the air.

The tea at home I mentioned:

Saturday, October 09, 2021

Living Carefully

Welcome to The Manse

Please enjoy your home while you listen to Homemaking Radio today.

I repeated part of the Jane Austen Diet because I wanted to make a few more comments about it,  and also discussed
several other  things. 

Here are some things I covered:
For best results in any crises or distress:
Health and Fitness

Make your own "cottage core" notebook.

Think highly enough of yourself as one of God's creations, to dress up and look as good as you can for your home and family. Think enough of your family to dress up for them.

Dare to be a Daniel
and Dare to be a Deborah.

The "powers that be" are pressuring people to give up deeply held beliefs and substitute "values clarification" and "situation ethics". These are false ways, which make people panic and choose the easiest way out of a bad situation. These deceitful decision making methods attempt to create new ethics according to the situation, instead of applying Biblical values to the situation.  Remember those who took the difficult way in order to be true to the teachings of the Lord, and how they were given care and compensation. 
We are enjoying the "Brown bag/brown paper challenge" to make useful things, artistic things or decorative, playful things from this centuries old type of paper.
I shared my brown paper tassel,  dipped in metallic gold craft paint,  using the thin, brown paper which you find as wrap or stuffed inside boxes that come in the mail.
 I am looking forward to the creative brown paper offerings of the rest of my family. 
See previous post for the brown paper wreath also painted with metallic gold.

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Five Minutes of Quiet

Please enjoy your home while you listen today:


I talked about using natural, free things , in different ways.

Today I shared another brown paper (found inside of packages in your mail) idea,

and suggested it could also be painted and used for other things.

Other things I discussed:

Balancing any tension you feel, with humor.
Sitting outdoors or walking can reduce the tension of fitness and allow us to experience other good things.

As always, I would like all 20 of my loyal viewers to know that I value your visits and appreciate your encouragement.

Monday, October 04, 2021

Freedom at Home

Enjoy your home while listening today:


Today I introduced some leisure ideas and talked about making the most of freedom at home.

Sunday, October 03, 2021

Health and Happiness at Home

Welcome to The Manse
and to Homemaking Radio. Please enjoy the freedom of your home
while you listen today:


Today in the video I mentioned the freedom in the home, and I hope to explore that more in future talks.
I showed you my creation for the brown paper challenge. It can be useful or decorative, and I chose to use the twisted brown paper I receive inside boxes of things I order, to make primitive looking pumpkin art:

I read Proverbs 3:6 -"He will make your paths straight" in relation to the word "path."

Path to The Manse

I also talked about health and happiness and read quite a bit out of the book, "The Jane Austen Diet" by Bryan Koslowski; the last chapter,

Health and Happiness: The Mind and Body Connection

I hope hearing this broadcast will take your mind off the craziness going on around us.
A phone
Natural Healing Advice From the Doctor of My Patient Here at The Manse:

The first thing he quoted was what I call "a verse from natural cures scriptures": 

"The flu you will always have with you."
He said there has always been flu, as it came with the rest of the world, and others will come along.  It is a way the body is throwing off
toxins and bacteria, so the experience and symptoms sometimes appear like in detox, because the
illness uses up a lot of zinc in the body.
He said it is a flu and must treated as such, naturally, not with chemicals.
If you have had the flu recently, it may take 2 months to feel fully recovered.  Do not be in a hurry to recover, but make slow improvements daily.

He recommended the following treatment:
Zinc: 100 mg. 4 X daily
Vitamin C: 1000 mg. 4 X daily
Copper 10 mg. 4 X daily  OR 3 soft boiled eggs daily.
NAC supplement as directed on bottle (N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine) supplements encourage healthy glutathione levels. N-acetyl-L-cysteine also promotes bronchial, respiratory, liver and immune health. Check at Market of Choice or online for Neolife, NOW, Life Extension, Youngevity and other brands. 
Beet juice --a pint daily
Sleep as much as possible. 
3 quarts liquid daily, including water and the other other drinks. 
Home made chicken broth from homemade soup.
Brush your teeth with hydrogen peroxide.
Inhale 5 minutes daily  hydrogen peroxide from a diffuser.
Eat cooked beets daily, and drink pure beet juice, no sugar or corn syrup added.  (Mix with  pure apple juice to sweeten if you need to).
Take a sip of liquid every 5 or 10 minutes that you are awake, will keep you hydrated.  The tendency is not to eat or drink, but sipping often will keep you from getting deydrated. 
He emphasized good home nursing care, which among many other things includes cleanliness, comfortable fresh bedding, fresh pure food, quiet, and also said:
"It is important to keep your mind from defeating thoughts and dread.  Negative thinking depresses the mind and body, making recovery much slower."

I showed a few pages from this:
Go Here and scroll down to the area where you can flip the pages and look inside the magazine.

Some of the free-style sewing of someone I know, who does not use patterns, seldom uses zippers or buttons, and manages to sew simply and quickly.