2017 Summer Workshop Schedule-The Usefulness of Herbs

Did you know that herbs have been used (and┬ádepended upon) for centuries for flavor, health and home sanitation? Our ancestors utilized a ‘kitchen garden’ of herbs outside their door for adding flavor to their basic menus and knew the value of herbs for keeping their family and home healthy. Why not discover how to unlock … More 2017 Summer Workshop Schedule-The Usefulness of Herbs


“Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. ‘Be still’, they say. ‘Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.” -Author Unknown During the past several years as the inevitable effects of aging have started to affect my family members, I have come face-to-face with situations that have required a change in … More Family


” Memories are timeless treasures of the heart…” Recently I had the good fortune to reconnect with a cherished friend. As we sat and reminisced and shared our lives for several hours, the 35 years since high school seemed to just melt away. The gray in our hair disappeared and we seemed to pick up … More Memories…

A Glimpse of the Past

This past weekend the village of South Jacksonville, Illinois came alive to celebrate the 47th Annual Prairie Land Heritage Museum Steam Show and Fall Festival Days. Flea market and antique vendors from across the country set up to sell their wares. They were joined by food vendors, artisan craftsmen (and women), tractor enthusiasts and period … More A Glimpse of the Past