home & garden

Bringing Home Backyard Chickens

Last weekend Jeff and I took the rather monumental step (for us) of jumping out of the intereweb research and taking action. We got chickens.  More specifically, we got eight chicks of the egg-laying variety If you've thought of getting chicks and don't have prior...

[recipe] Rustic Peach Tart

Summer's just around the corner and we're burning through the last of our summer fruits that we put up last fall. We shared our (beginner) method of putting up peaches last fall and this weekend I put the last bag of peaches to very good use! Some of our previous...

{finished} Perfect Pantaloons

Greetings sea monkeys, you under-rated creatures of the deep. Next in my backlog of finished-not-blogged-makes is my newest favorite pair of pants. (Sorry Blue Jean Baby Bloomers). Meet the perfect pantaloons. This style is by far my favorite if I must have a...

about patty

Hi there! I’m Patty. I’m a writer, maker and creative entrepreneur living on the road with my husband and Peppermint the basset hound. Read the blog for tutorials, tricks and inspiration. Visit the online shop to check out our handcrafted soaps, candles, cool finds and more. Curious about our experiment in teeny-living? Then read more about #vanlife! Are you a business owner? I also work with indie retail and creative business owners to build beautiful social media platforms, websites and email marketing programs.

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Northern Comfort Fall Snack Mix

Happy Fall! Today is our first-ever Fall Festival here at the farm. We're opening up the shop and marking everything 20% off (get ahead on that Christmas shopping!) plus there's a bonfire, giveaways and our favorite... treats.  We're serving up caramel apple cider...

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Northern Comfort’s Homemade Bread

What's better on a cool fall afternoon than the scent of baking bread, am I right? Baking bread has always been one of my favorite things to do -- there's nothing better than warm loaves of bread, fresh from the oven, resting under white flour sack towels on the...

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We’re Putting Up Peaches!

Is there anything more summery than fresh peaches? Jeff and I got our hands on a bushel box of peaches a few weeks ago from the Ely Nordic Club. After picking up on a Tuesday evening, we headed home with a box full of peaches and not a lot of plans. Turns out, we knew...

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Northern Comfort Granola

So... what makes breakfast at Northern Comfort super fun? It's not the cushy robes, the peaceful sound of the wind in the pines or the homemade toasted bread. It's not even the chance of early morning encounters with Peppermint, the basset hound hostess.  It's the...

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Savory Cheese Crumbles

Since weekends at the 3 Snugbugs house mean studio time, that also means weekends at our house mean quick meals and slow cookers. Our favorite go-to meal is a thick beef and barley soup that is great as leftovers with dumplings. But I'm always at a loss as to what to...

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{recipe} Coconut Coffee

As you may have read in our newsletter or elsewhere on our blog...Jeff and I are working together to cut grains, sugar, dairy and alcohol for 30 days (following the Whole30 approach.) One of the worst, drag-my-feet part of cutting dairy for a whole month had to do...

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