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
Preserving season begins with Huckleberry Lime Jam

Preserving Season Begins

Preserving Season Begins Chocolate Box Cottage Diary Vol. 1Week 32: August 13, 2021 This week feels like a continuation of …

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Western huckleberries

The Land of Berries and Wildflowers

The Land of Berries and Wildflowers Chocolate Box Cottage Diary Vol. 1Week 31: August 6, 2021 Once upon a time, …

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decluttering the kitchen

Weekly Tea Date with Mom, Decluttering the Kitchen, and Wood Shed Progress

Week 30: July 30, 2021 Weekly Tea Date with Mom ~ In case I haven’t mentioned it before, I have …

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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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