Cottage Diary

Come, take a peek into life at Chocolate Box Cottage as I chronicle the glorious ups and inevitable downs of life in the countryside.

A combination journal and photo album, this is where I share with you the weekly goings-on at Chocolate Box Cottage. From baking and gardening (indoors and out) to dealing with the many predators that are as interested in our animals as we are.

One thing is for certain: it’s never boring!

Glean ideas and inspiration for your cottage as we learn and grow and make mistakes together.

For reference, Chocolate Box Cottage is located in a mountainous lake region in rural Oregon, USA.

Cottage Diary
Victory Garden, Victory Kitchen

Victory Garden, Victory Kitchen

Victory Garden, Victory Kitchen Chocolate Box Cottage, Volume 2Week 36: September 10, 2022 Perhaps you have heard about World War …

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Berry Picking Days

Berry Picking Days… and Foggy Days

Berry Picking Days… and Foggy Days Chocolate Box Cottage Diary, Volume 2Week 35: September 3, 2022 After a day’s picking, …

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Suppers in the Garden Teepee

Suppers in the Garden Teepee

Suppers in the Garden Teepee Chocolate Box Cottage Diary, Volume 2Week 34: August 27, 2022 To my surprise, while the …

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Huckleberry time

Huckleberry Time!

Huckleberry Time! Chocolate Box Cottage Diary, Volume 2Week 33: August 20, 2022 The huckleberries are ripe and berry-stained fingers tell …

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Small Holidays

Screen Door Evenings and Small Holidays

Screen Door Evenings and Small Holidays Chocolate Box Cottage Diary, Volume 2Week 32: August 13, 2022 The screen door is …

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Hollyhocks, butterflies, and starry skies

Hollyhocks, Butterflies, and Starry Skies

Hollyhocks, Butterflies, and Starry Skies Chocolate Box Cottage Diary, Volume 2 Week 31: August 6, 2022 Hollyhocks are surely among …

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Cat Days of Summer, Ringleader Jasper

Cat Days of Summer

Cat Days of Summer Chocolate Box Cottage Diary, Volume 2 Week 30: July 30, 2022 As Sam’s weather station registered …

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Michele and 2022 garlic harvest

Un-Smoky Skies and Spätzle

Un-Smoky Skies and Spätzle Chocolate Box Cottage Diary, Volume 2 Week 29: July 23, 2022 We are marveling over the …

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heart of summer

Heart of Summer and Small Swaps

Heart of Summer and Small Swaps Chocolate Box Cottage Diary, Volume 2 Week 28: July 16, 2022 It’s the heart …

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