There’s a change in the air…

Just wanted to let you all know that there are some big changes happening behind the scenes on my blog this week! (And no, I didn’t whip them up while I was sick- this has been in the works for quite some time. :) Most things will still look the same, some things may look a little different, and there might be just a few small glitches that need to be worked out. Please bear with me as all of the final changes are made […]

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A Trip to the ER

Thank you so much for all your sweet comments, your prayers and your patience with me as I recover and get back to normal! It has meant so much to come on to my blog and read through each of your comments. :) I promised to fill in more of the gaps of what's been going on so here goes… Last Wednesday (a little over a week ago), I came down with a throat infection. It was pretty severe and painful right from the start, […]

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Quick Update

Me again :) Thank you all so much for your prayers! I know that God was using them this morning, as I was able to get into the ER with a relatively short wait time, and the doctor who was on call knew just what was wrong with me and exactly how to treat it (I’m not sure that every doctor would have known so precisely what to do with my situation. I will fill in the gaps later, but suffice it to say that […]

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Please Pray

Hi Everybody, This is Ryan, Stephanie's husband.  I usually wouldn't hijack Stephanie's blog, but Steph has just left for the emergency room at our local hospital.  She's extremely sick and things only seem to be getting worse.  In the Langford family, going to the hospital is usually a last resort (although we're not afraid to consult doctors when necessary), so my wife woke me up at 3:30 this morning to say that she needed to go the emergency room I knew that it was serious.  […]

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Keeping the Home Fires Burning While Mama’s Sick

Image by alibree It's been a rough week. This mama has not been feeling her best, that's for sure! Last Wednesday I found myself the unwitting victim to a nasty throat virus that still hasn't realized he's no longer welcome around here. Life has been moving at a sloooow pace around here. I didn't even have a blog post prepared to put up this morning, and for the first time in a long time, it just really didn't matter as much as sleep did. (Note: […]

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Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Canning Pears

Ripe (very, very ripe) pears waiting to be peeled and cut. I bought a 25 lb box of Bartlett pears several weeks ago and was surprised to come home from a couple days away to discover just how ripe my pears were (since they had still been green the week before)! I sprang into action by peeling and cutting, then putting the slices into a bowl of cool water with lemon juice added in to help keep them from browning too much. Peeling and cutting […]

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Upcoming: The Annual Organic Gardening Carnival!

It’s time again for the Annual Organic Gardening Carnival! About this time last year, I realized just how helpful it might to be able to purposefully reflect on the past gardening season, write down our observations and lessons learned and then share them with one another. For more about the vision of the carnival, see what I wrote last year (and just ignore the dates because they’re slightly different this year). I would love to make the carnival much bigger than last year, with more […]

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Herbs for the Fussy Baby

  Johanna at about 1 month old, during the worst of her colic and baby acne Colic and fussiness in young babies just isn't fun for anyone. Not for the baby. Certainly not for the parents. It can be downright exhausting, and it's difficult to see your baby in such pain and discomfort and to feel that you can't do anything about it. There are a lot of products out on the market for colic in babies. Unfortunately, most of them use substances that only […]

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