our reference books


We have a few favorite books that we refer to a lot as we make our way on this little farm. The Backyard Homestead was Rory's first book in this genre, purchased years ago, and sort of set a vision for us way before we moved to this property. Back to Basics was the next book we got, and Rory poured over every single page telling me things excitedly like, "we could make our own cheese!"

The most recent reads are The Self-Sufficient Life which is my personal favorite and the top two that we got from the library.

While at Mount Carmel we were up late each night playing The Game of Things with our cousins. I really love that game, sort of a balderdash of sorts, except instead of definitions to words you make up an answer to a thing: ie: things you shouldn't say in a hospital, things you shouldn't regift etc...

One round the card that came up was "Things that hang."

We giggled and then everyone wrote down their answers. After they were collected each answer was read aloud by one person. We then had to guess who wrote what.

In the mix was this answer: Braided Onions.

I laughed until I cried and never did recover that night. I knew exactly who had written that one. Rory, the love of my life, who was reading all about root cellars.

Because Braided Onions should hang. And if hung properly, you can increase their edible life twice as long.

And now you know.

3 comments:

Brenton Balvin said...

Great post. Love you guys sense of humor. We need to play some more Wizard soon.

Kari van Wakeren said...

Becca- have you read Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle? I think you would love it and it is right up the alley of what you and Rory are up to.

Kari van Wakeren said...

Becca- Have you read Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle? I enjoyed it and I think you guys would too. It's right up the alley of what you and Rory are up to.