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
herb garden dreams

Herb Garden Dreams

Herb Garden Dreams Chocolate Box Cottage Diary, Volume 2 Week 19: May 14, 2022 We are establishing an herb garden …

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May Snow and Monsters

May Snow and Monsters

May Snow and Monsters Chocolate Box Cottage Diary, Volume 2 Week 18: May 6, 2022 Normally, I would have planted …

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Miriam's birthday tea party

Miriam’s Birthday Tea Party

Miriam’s Birthday Tea Party Chocolate Box Cottage Diary, Volume 2 Week 17: April 30, 2022 Our youngest daughter Miriam requested …

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Easter and Firewood

Easter, Firewood, and Forest Finds

Easter, Firewood, and Forest Finds Chocolate Box Cottage Diary, Volume 2 Week 16: April 23, 2022 We are fortunate to …

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Homestead Anniversary

Happy Homestead Anniversary #4

Happy Homestead Anniversary! Chocolate Box Cottage Diary, Volume 2 Week 15: April 16, 2022 Happy Homestead Anniversary #4! I can …

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Green shoots and comfort food

Green Shoots and Comfort Food

Green Shoots and Comfort Food Chocolate Box Cottage Diary, Volume 2 Week 14: April 9, 2022 We are expecting snow …

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ducks and dandelions

Ducks and Dandelions

Chocolate Box Cottage Diary, Volume 2 Week 13: April 2, 2022 Ducks and Dandelions We were anticipating the hatching of …

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Pondering Spring: salad, soup, and seedlings

Pondering Spring: Salad, Soup…and Seedlings!

Salad, Soup, and Seedlings Chocolate Box Cottage Diary, Volume 2 Week 12: March 26, 2022 Take a moment to ponder …

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Beauty Spots, Pine Salve, and Egg Candling

Beauty Spots, Pine Salve, and Egg Candling Chocolate Box Cottage Diary, Volume 2 Week 11: March 19, 2022 The eleventh …

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