•    Thought for the Day   

    While we try to teach our children all about life,
    Our children teach us what life is all about.

    ~Angela Schwindt

  •    Yummy Apple Bread!   

    Totally Townies is passionate about health and eating fresh, local foods. This video features one of our favorite people, Ryan Grant sharing his favorite apple bread recipe and also giving a few tips to boost your daily fiber intake. Cheers to your health and thank you, Ryan.

  •    Happy Valentine’s Day   

    Happy Valentine’s Day from Totally Townies 

     

    From our home to yours – may your heart delight in the magic of love.

  •    On Gratitude   

    Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
    It turns what we have into enough, and more.
    It turns denial into acceptance,
    Chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
    It can turn a meal into a feast,
    a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
    -Melody Beattie

  •    Mother Nature’s Finest   

    The candles are burning and the snow is falling – Totally Townies is celebrating Candlemas Day, the midpoint of winter, in the comfort of our old downtown farmhouse with the old boiler humming away. While the snow can be a frustration if traveling is a must, it can also be a splendid white gift of serenity. We choose to see this quiet, blanket of white as one of Mother Nature’s finest treasures.

    Here are a few facts about snowflakes…just like people, no 2 snowflakes are alike. Enjoy!

    • All snowflakes have six sides.
    • Snowflakes aren’t always white. Years ago, when coal was used in factories and homes, snow was often gray. Why? Because the coal dust entered the air and was absorbed by the clouds.
    • The largest snowflakes ever recorded fell in the state of Montana and were 15” in diameter.
    • The average snowflake falls at a speed of 3.1 miles per hour.
    • People buy more cakes, cookies and candies than any other food when a blizzard is in the forecast.
    • A blizzard occurs when you can’t see for 1/4 mile. The winds are always 35 miles an hour or more. The storm must last at least 3 hours to be classed as a blizzard. If any of these conditions are less, it is only a snowstorm. Livingston County was in a Blizzard warning last night.
    • Billions of snowflakes fall during one short snowstorm.

    Totally Townies in Frankenmuth at the 20th Annual Ice Festival.