Weekend reading

13 April 2012
Final moments.

The Crafty Crow A craft collective for kids. Lots of kids' projects here.

Dads yearn for more home time.

Simple steps to cut your electricity. We've seen it all before but this one gives prices and savings (in Australia).

Our Handmade Home - a blog about home renovation and a handmade life

Curlew Country - a very pretty UK blog

I love French Knots - it's a beautiful and creative blog. I used to follow French Knots a couple of years ago but somehow I lost it. It's been a lovely reunion.

Easy, no knead crusty bread  - from Mother Earth News

Living in a not so simple neighbourhood and making the best of it, denimflyz

Deb's Diary of a "Try Hard" Frugalista will get you thinking about expanding your skill base.


  1. I can relate to the story about dad's missing home first hand. Mr A turned down his dream job (which he had worked hard for years to actually reach) because it meant too much time away from home and the girls. But I'm so glad he did! I just hope he doesn't resent his decision later in life.

  2. I'm new to your blog! Loving it! French Knots and the Curlew Country Blogs look so neat. Thank you!


  3. A great selection thank you. I particularly enjoyed the article on final times and forwarded the Crafty Crow link to my daughter.

  4. I love reading your 'weekend reading' posts... always such wonderful blogs that I end up following (or already follow!)
    Can't wait to get my copy of your book! :) We've just bought in a small rural town on a 1/2 acre block we have solar energy, septic, tank water... it's an adjustment but an amazing one! I'm sooooo looking forward to rereading many of your posts and getting inspiration, tips and ideas to make our living more sustainable! :) Thanks x

  5. What a lovely idea this is Rhonda - I so enjoy perusing all the new ideas you bring to us. Might make some bread this weekend since it looks as though it is going to be too wet to garden!

  6. Hoping ur book arrives today so I can have my nose in it whenever my daughter gives me the time to do so! Been waiting for the postie each day since I have ordered it and not sure I can wait till Monday !! Xx love ur blog Rhonda

  7. It is so much fun to spend a lazy Friday afternoon reading the articles and blogs that you share. Many thanks! I have come to look forward to it every week!

  8. I can thoroughly recommend Curlew Country which I've been following for some time - it's a delight.

    Dancing on A Blade of Grass

  9. We have been making the no knead bread for a couple years now. Our recipe is on line under New York Times No Knead bread. They also have a you tube. Although the ingredients are the same the way to do it is even easier than the Mother Earth News one. It has a few less steps. Also this recipe has oven temp. of 450 instead of this one at 475. It cooks only 30 minutes with the such dutch oven lid on all the time and does not need the extra minutes to brown. It is golden at 30 minutes...thus saving fuel. We have never had a failure. Grit magazine had a special bread issue {you can call them for it} and it had many variations on this recipe too to make different types of bread plus has many many regular bread recipes. The recipe magazine was called Guide To Homemade Bread and is part of Grit magazines country soil series. As I said the recipe we use is on the net under New York Times No Knead Bread. Rhonda I love your weekend feature with all the links. sarah

  10. Hello Rhonda,

    Just want to wish you a very Happy Birthday on Sunday. Your book came to me this past Tuesday and I've already read it from cover to cover. I dearly love it and I know it will be one of my favorite reference books, both in terms of skills and for the warm feelings you convey in your writing. It is my best birthday present so far...(we share the same birthday except I'm a year older than you).

    Love from Diane in North Carolina

  11. Hello Diane, happy birthday to you too. H and I are just about to go out for a celebratory lunch. I'll write about it tomorrow. I'm really pleased you like the book. xx

  12. Hi Rhonda Jean (:
    Popping in to wish you a very happy and most blessed birthday.

    Hugs from Q in NC ♥

  13. A very happy birthday to you Rhonda. And many more !!!!!
    I hope your lunch was wonderful.
    Have a great day.

  14. Happy Birthday Rhonda. Wish you a wonderful year ahead :D



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