Young Boomers Saw The World Change

Many of us Baby Boomers have lived through a lot of  changes in our world.  When most of us were born, color television was just coming out and very few people even had one.  The telephones were still largely party lines and people paid a premium just to have a private one.  There weren’t microwave ovens…

Pot Roast

Pioneer Method! A Pot Roast is about the easiest thing in the world to make and there about as many pot roast recipes as there are cooks who make them.   Since part of the theme of this site is doing things the old fashioned way, I thought I’d begin with cooking a pot roast…

ADA Bathroom Remodel by Homeland Construction

(This blog is best viewed on a computer.  For some reason, when the photos are right side up on the computer, they go sideways on the phones. )  Begin with an old and small bathroom: This is why we decided we needed an ADA Bathroom.  When we closed the door, it barely cleared the hanging sink….

Just a Floor

Making a bedroom into a den. So ya think you’re going to just put in a new floor.  Ha!  That’s what I thought too.  A couple hundred bucks and a little sweat equity and we can have a nice looking floor where some 1970 red shag carpet was. This space is a Jack and Jill…

Kansas Belle Dinner Train, Baldwin City

The Kansas Belle Dinner train in Baldwin City, Kansas is a fun experience you don’t want to miss! It’s a fun train ride that takes you into the glorious past of the American rails, circa 1945.   Kansas Belle is a dinner train located in Baldwin City, Kansas, one of the state’s best kept secrets.  We…

Gardening- As My Garden Grows

Gardening is something I started back in 1988 when I lived in Missouri.  I used to just plant stuff and it grew.  Since moving to Kansas, I have struggled with gardening and growing productive tomatoes.  This was the first time I’ve planted tomatoes in April. Look! I have blooms already.  I thought this was the…