Sparerib #9

“I didn’t know if it was day or night. I started kissing everything in sight.”—Love Potion #9 Unlike the famous Love Potion #9, this recipe does not “smell like turpentine or look like India ink”. It is named Sparerib #9 because that’s how many were in the bag when I packaged them to put into…

Chair and Back Again

Early in my married life, I was fascinated with country decorating.  I spent quite a bit of time buying  or thinking about buying primitive antiques, whether I needed them or not.  I was particularly fond of old chairs, and I was convinced that sooner or later I would buy some priceless Shaker chair that would make…

Welcome

Butternut Place is a blog about the lost home arts, delicious food, animal husbandry, gardening, self reliance, and ideas.  If you like cheese, pot likker, good wine, great books, DIY projects, warm wood stoves, canning, dogs, chickens, and America, you will also like this blog.  If you are expecting this blog to save  you a…

Artifactually Yours

If you read the “About Me” blurb in this blog, you will see that I claim to still be in possession of 2 of the 3 artifacts that I departed home with on my way to college: the boyfriend (now husband) and the canning kettle.  Technically, the husband does not qualify as an artifact. (I…