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
Beehive check

Beehive Check, Duck Eggs, and a Very Important Birthday

Chocolate Box Cottage Diary Vol. 1 Week 29 July 24, 2021 This fourth week of July included a beehive check …

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Michele and blackberry pie

Blackberry Pie, Zucchini Every Day, and Everlasting Yeast

Blackberry Pie, Zucchini Every Day, and Everlasting Yeast Chocolate Box Cottage Diary Vol. 1Week 28: July 16, 2021 Happy third …

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Project Week

Project Week: Pantry Check, Wood Splitting, Garlic Harvest

Project Week: Pantry Check, Wood Splitting, Garlic Harvest Chocolate Box Cottage Diary Vol. 1Week 27: July 9, 2021 It has …

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First Zucchini

First Zucchini, Candlelight S’mores, and Website Launch

First Zucchini, Candlelight S’mores, and Website Launch Chocolate Box Cottage Diary Vol. 1Week 26: July 2, 2021 Firstly, thank you …

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Rainbow Trout, the Wood Shed is Dismantled, and Daylilies are Popping!

Rainbow Trout, the Wood Shed is Dismantled, and Daylilies Are Popping! Chocolate Box Cottage Diary Vol. 1 Week 25: June …

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Coffee and Muffins on the Porch for Father’s Day

Coffee and Muffins on the Porch for Father’s Day Chocolate Box Cottage Special Edition, Vol. 1 Week 24: June 20, …

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roses, bread, and home-canned tomatoes

Roses, Homemade Bread, and Home-Canned Tomatoes for Supper

Roses, Homemade Bread, and Home-Canned Tomatoes for Supper Chocolate Box Cottage Diary Vol. 1  Week 24: June 18, 2021 This week …

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Musings from a Homestead Kitchen, Woodshed Remodel Project, and a Cheeky Stellar Jay

Musings from a Homestead Kitchen Woodshed Remodel Project, and a Cheeky Stella Jay Chocolate Box Cottage Diary Vol. 2 Week …

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Flip Flops and Dewy Grass, Wisteria in Bloom, and Screen Door Mornings…

Flip Flops and Dewy Grass, Wisteria in Bloom, and Screen Door Mornings… Chocolate Box Cottage Diary Vol. 1 Week 22: …

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