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Best Ever Rhubarb Cake

Best Ever Rhubarb Cake

My mom and grandma would make this cake every spring as the rhubarb was starting to fill out.  It's not keto (though I make it with gluten free flour these days), but it is an amazing treat ushering in spring/summer:   Rhubarb Cake 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup...

Bees

Bees

Honey bees.....waiting for my Wisconsin nucs.  Lost 4 hives last winter/spring; very disappointing.   This is my third year of beekeeping and I've had some great successes (overwintering all hives during 2018/19 awful winter) and complete failures 2017/18 &...

Shady Elm tree

Shady Elm tree

Not all the elm trees on the property are dead.  I thought for sure they were, but this one keeps growing up against the 70+ year old garage and for the longest time I ignored it's ancestory.  Yes, I think it is a weedy Siberian elm, although I can't say for sure....

A good night sleep is worth some effort….

A good night sleep is worth some effort….

New mattress:  After suffering all winter into the spring with a bad knee, severe pain in my legs and ankles, it occurred to me one day after the chiropractor that we had switched beds to a king and were using an old mattress.  This led me to remember how bad beds can...

Flower arrangements

Flower arrangements

How beautiful are the flowers of spring!  How much sweeter their fragrance and lovely forms after long winters of grey, black and white!  My husband loves our old bleeding hearts, the lilacs always are a delight and I added a little of the lavender plant overwintered...

Hello world!

Hello world!

Well, it is late on Memorial Day 2020.  I am restarting my Shady Elm Farm blog/website because I finally have some ideas for the site that might be beneficial to others.  Tomorrow is a day filled with expectations and hope.  Spring has blossomed and we are really in...

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