Tiny House Love by The Libertytowner


The Original Tiny House

I think I’ve finally figured out why we like “Tiny Houses.” As I was looking at some photos of small houses and one room apartments, I felt like I was transported back to my teenage bedroom. Now, rest assured, I did not have a stove, sink, or toilet in my teen bedroom (none of which, including the toilet, were an option back in the 70’s), but my room accommodated my basic needs. It was very cozy and it felt safe. It was my own little piece of real-estate (though from time to time my mother would remind me that she owned that room, and she wanted it kept clean).



Inside a Gypsy caravan

I once lived in a huge Victorian farmhouse of which we felt the need to add large additions. The house had many small rooms. It was suggested that we might want to get rid of walls to make an open living floor plan. I thought that idea was horrible. I enjoyed my small rooms, each one with its own very-carefully-thought-out motif.

I have since downsized to a manageable rancher, the thing to do when you want that luxury of fewer steps to travel. Though I still have to carry laundry down to the basement, it is possible to move the washer and dryer to the main floor someday. The rancher also has separate little rooms. And again, I have no desire to make an open floor plan.  However, I am still thinking about putting a tiny house in the back yard.

Tiny House 1



 Feel free to send me links to your favorite tiny house sites.

The Mail Order Cook by The Libertytowner


Some nights I get home from work without a clue of what I should make for dinner.  Oh yes, over the weekend, before grocery shopping, I take the time to make a meal plan for the week.  However, some nights I get home, and I just don’t feel like cooking. Well, tonight was one of those nights until…


I found the love of my life, in my kitchen, unpacking all of this. Superman saw an add for Hello Fresh packaged meals, picked some meals he thought we might like, and ordered them.


Tonight he made fajitas, and they were Gooooo-oooood!  Everything was so fresh.  The produce was perfect.  The meat was tender. The sauce was tasty. I was very impressed.


I can’t wait for our next meals.  Superman ordered three different meals, with portions for four people, but we had way more than that.  We actually have left overs for lunches tomorrow.  Even my picky teen ate the peppers and onions (something that I believe would only occur to signify the end of times).

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The instructions were very easy to follow, which is good for Superman, who sometimes get’s distracted by the evening news and latest politics on t.v.


As for the other cook (that would be me), well… I have a full belly and the night off.  Kudos to Hello Fresh!!

The Easter is Complete! by The Libertytowner


We had blessings, we had ham, we had lamb, we had pastrami (from the infamous Katz’s Deli), we had mac-n-cheese, we had “tater” salad, we had green beans, we had corn casserole, we had carrots, we had bread (lots of bread), we had laughter, we had tons of family all decked out in Easter finery.


We had cakes, cookies, pies, jelly beans, Easter baskets, egg hunts, and sugary “things”, lots and lots of sugary “things”! (Somebody toss away the scale…Pa-Leeeeez!)



We give thanks for we are loved.  There is no feeling so wonderful.






Flower Power by The Libertytowner

Today we’re going on a journey.  A journey through the door and into the garden.  It’s an overcast day in Maryland, but that doesn’t mean we can’t close our eyes and recall the smell of fresh blooms, the buzzing of bees, and the feel of warm sun on our face.  If only I could make this site a “scratch-n-sniff” (unless you’re allergic to flowers…than all bets are off!)  Enjoy!














Sunset Valley Farm By The Libertytowner

Down the street, and around the corner, is the “funny farm.” ( I call it this, because the folks and animals there are constantly making me laugh.)  We have such a good time at the ranch, that I decided to move my horse there permanently.


This is Denver, my American Quarter horse, catching a little sun.


Here’s another horse catching a little sun…


and a cow catching a little sun. It’s always sunny at Sunset Valley.


Er-um….except when it snows!