Month: January 2016

is the garden sleeping?

Gardens may indeed be sleeping in other parts of the US, but January gardening is necessary in Cali.  The Old Farmers Almanac says the onion sets must go in by the 22nd…! Missed that one. Again. But the beds are ready for soil and the path is half finished. D is holding off on lifting…

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hamburger buns

Tonight it’s burgers for supper.  And, that means homemade hamburger buns. Wonderful, and so easy 1 cup warm water1 egg2 Tablespoons butter3 1/4 cups all purpose flour1/4 cup sugar2 teaspoons salt3 teaspoons active dry yeast Dissolve the yeast & 1 Tablespoon of the sugar in 1/3 of the warm water. Let it proof for about 5…

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a new garden path

This week has been a roller-coaster of rain and dry, cool and warm. Today was sunny and just above 60°. I’ve always said our valley Holiday Season is Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Super Bowl and SPRING! They all run together and they come fast. When the temperatures start to reach into the 60’s you know…

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foggy Friday

After the rainy weather earlier this week, we have what we usually have in Tulare County in January. Fog. Thick, damp, fog. At six o’clock when I opened the office shades viability was down to about 25 feet—couldn’t see the other side of the lane! Now, at 11:11 am it has lifted just a bit…

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choose contentment

I have learned to be contented whether I have much or little…how to live on almost nothing or with everything…the secret of contentment in every situation, be it a full stomach or hunger, plenty or want; for I can do everything with the help of Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:11-13

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end of the drought

Welcome Rain! California isn’t the only area suffering from a long-term drought.  If you have been a follower at my “Cottage” for any length of time, you know posts have been few and far between for the past couple of years!  And non-existent since late in 2015.  Lots of reasons [uh…excuses?…] for the sparse posts. The reason for…

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All scriptures quoted on The Contentment Cottage Blog are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible (RSV), unless otherwise noted: Revised Standard Version of the Bible (RSV) Published by Zondervan Corp. Grand Rapids, MI 49500 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 64-17541 Women of Faith Study Bible (NIV) New International Version Published by Zondervan…

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