Archive by Author: Staddon Family

Beeswax Candles – Pros; No Cons

Beeswax candles actually clean the air rather than fill it with pollutants as petroleum-based paraffin candles do, benefiting those with environmental allergies, sensitivities, and asthma. The high melting point of beeswax results in a burn time 2-5 times longer than other candles. This high melting point also results in very little dripping, if any, which suits the taper candles as a […]

Sassafras Season

It might be winter now, but Sassafras (or Sassyfras to some) season is just around the corner! Some time in the first half of February, well before the trees start to bud and after the ground has thawed, you can dig out a few Sassafras roots (a little goes a long way) and enjoy Sassafras […]



One of the things the Staddons have always done is make their own granola! It’s great as a topping, as a breakfast cereal, or even a special gift. Our method of making it has changed in small ways many times and we have tried many different varieties, some of them unforgettable! 🙂 At the present […]

Snow Much Fun!

The huge snow storm turned our original 6-hour trip to North Carolina into an exhausting 20 hours on the road. What a joy and refreshment it was to finally reach our destination, the Altizers! It was 10:00 in the morning and Karen had a feast prepared for us, which energized us for an exciting snowball […]