Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Blogger Recap

This the first time I've participated in a blog carnival with MUSINGS OF A HOUSEWIFE but I thought it looked like fun so here goes...   I think I'll go backwards just to review...since The Woodwife's Journal is only 6 months old, I'm posting the first line from the first and the last post of each month.  Sprinkled in among a few rather mundane topics are a some herbal remedies, homemade personal care products, more whole food recipes and a few other tidbits that I think you might enjoy. It's been 6 months of fun learning about blogging and connecting with new folks who share some great ideas.

Hope you have a Blessed New Year!

DECEMBER - A Success Story - After taking a nasty fall on the ice and jamming his spine, my husband has been off work for the past week.

Thanks Again For All You've Done! - A while back, I posted a big  THANK YOU!  to everyone who has inspired me to learn more over the past several years.

NOVEMBER - Apple and Honey Scones - In a large bowl combine the following 6 ingredients...

And in the middle we had Pumpkinpalooza! and Wild Cranberries.

Harvesting Venison - From the time I was 12 years old, I've been a hunter.

OCTOBER - More Aromas - Since the early morning temp here in rural PA was 39°F yesterday with threats of the first frost of autumn, I harvested some of my herbs to dry for winter teas.

Apple Chili - Here's a new Applemania! recipe that was a big hit at my house.

SEPTEMBER - Blight....Blah! - It appears we have blight on our tomatoes!

The Fragrance of Autumn - As I sit here enjoying the various aromas that filter through my home, I realize that most of them are signs of the end of summer and the approach of my favorite season.

AUGUST - Additive Free Deodorant Recipe - To avoid exposure to aluminum which has been shown to relate to Alzheimer's, a problem that haunts me, I'm trying to come up with a recipe for deodorant that actually works but doesn't stain my clothes.

Upcycling An Old Sock - My daughter had a favorite pair of socks that had stood the test of time.  But on wooden floors, they're bound to give out eventually.

JULY - Falling Behind - Seems like it's been forever since I've been online.  We're having some computer problems that have kept me from writing here lately.

Apple Cider Vinegar - Apple cider vinegar is an effective folk remedy for a lot of illnesses.

JUNE - A New Start - Today is the kick-off of a project that I've been toying with for about 6 months.

Tick Removal - Ticks are a problem here in central PA and many bites result in positive test results for Lyme disease.

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