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How Do You Make Garlic Bread?


Garlic bread is an indulgent treat; the best kinds are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.  With the perfect seasoning, it's also the best way to finish off a homemade spaghetti dinner!

We have been making our own garlic bread the frugal way, using only leftover hot dog and hamburger buns.  It's easy and costs almost nothing!
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DIY Summer Hair Cuts!

It's the time of year when we shed our winter locks and get shaved for the summer (the boys, anyway.)  Here is Moses, the last of the kids to allow me to give him a trim.  We have faithfully used the Wahl Color-Coded clippers on the hubby and kids for over 9 years.  It's easy, and when we get done clipping, we put the hair outside for the birds to make nests with!

Here's Moses before (note that he was getting so shaggy he couldn't comb it by himself):


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Creative Ways to Play on the Farm

My kids are little inventors.  

They have toys, but, unless they are open-ended (LEGOS, for example), they won't give most toys their attention.

They are builders, too; a scrap wood pile, some hammer, and nails will keep them busy for weeks -- not just days.

 They also love adventure; give them some non-functioning lawn tractor or even a steel barrel... well, you get the picture:






I already know that this summer will be a blast, if not also dirty and full of calls for band aids.  How do your kids play in the great outdoors?