"I almost never read a borrowed book. I don't like to read borrowed books because I don't want to read a book without underlining things I want to remember. Since one doesn't underline someone else's book, I feel that if a book is worth reading, it is worth owning."
Boyd K. Packer, Teach Ye Diligently, pg. 197
I read this book for my final English class in college. I loved it. It is the true story of one woman who tried to keep her family apple orchard going, alone, during the Depression.
This is a whole-wheat bread book, and it has a TON of really good recipes, and lots of detailed instructions, including 20 pages on how to make a good loaf of regular bread, including what to look for, etc. My white French bread turns out better now that I follow her instructions on shaping the loaf (she, however, makes her French bread from whole wheat).
Her banana bread recipe is the best I've ever had.
She explains the different types of wheat, including what kind you use to make whole wheat pastry flour.
A kind woman gave me a copy of this book in January 2008. It has 2 months of meals completely from shelf-friendly items, with all recipes included. It also gives an enormous amount of information about emergency fuel and water supplies.
Want something else to do with your wheat besides make whole wheat bread? Learn how to make gluten burgers, "wheat-meat" sausage, etc.
This book has been incredibly helpful for me in teaching my children to read.
Originally published in 1838, this book is available for free as a download.
The story of a large family that decided to spend their lives teaching of Christ. This family homeschooled their children as they traveled across the U.S. They had little means, but they truly feasted upon the words of Christ. This book was inspiring to me in so many ways.
How I get done all that I get done:
My inspiration for beauty in home, at the table and in the garden:
Right when we thought we were going to lose our home, we had the opportunity to borrow these two movies from family members. We had never seen them before. I cried while watching them.
We have been blessed to be able to continue to stay in our home. I will not forget, however, the litle things I learned while watching these two films.
The first is the true story of a man and his family during the Great Depression.
The second is the true story of a man during the recession of the 1980's.
Later, we were able to watch another movie that we were also able to greatly relate to. This is a Christian film done by regular people (not professional actors). Struggles of faith, relationships, obedience to God in keeping the Sabbath Day holy and paying tithing are covered.
Inspiring Words from Great Men
Some online reading that you can read now