Just in time for the holidays, the Champagne Authors collaborative blog, The Writer’s Vineyard, is featuring a different short story daily in the months of November and December. Some of the stories are excerpts from great books available for purchase while others are original, yet-to-be-published vignettes. My own contribution is an original short story which […]

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My husband and I decided last month that we really wanted to buy a hog from the county fair to support one of the local 4-H kids. On a bright Saturday morning we left for the Apache County fair on a whim. Half an hour drive from our house brought us to the lovely little […]

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Labor Day weekend 2008. After church on Sunday my husband and I headed over to the Orchard at Charlie Clark’s. This is the oldest restaurant in the White Mountains, housed in a fantastic historic building. The outdoors Orchard is only open in the summer – usually Memorial Day to Labor Day. It is an outdoor […]

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While I’m waiting for the results of my research to post on other topics, I decided to share with you a great recipe I’ve had for decades. When I moved recently, I decided to participate in a community event – a contest and bake sale for our local community association. I dug out this old […]

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