The Journal

The Hillside Farm Home Journal

Hi! I’m Ruth. Welcome to the farm! This is where I share my favorite recipes, seasonal tips, and the simple pleasures of life on the farm with my husband Bob and our five kids. Welcome to Hillside!


These are a favorite with the whole family, and they are simple to prepare.

Butternut Squash Soup

Need a warming, creamy soup to warm up a chilly January? This classic butternut squash soup is a staple at Hillside Farm no matter the weather. Excerpt from Hungry for Home

The New Year

The following is an excerpt from Hungry for Home, a Year at Hillside farm. Of course, when the book was written last year, we had no idea what 2020 would hold. But, my heart for the new year is exactly the same. We made it through 2020, and together, we will face 2021 with hope…

Christmas at Hillside

About a week or two before Christmas, I “wrap” the doors of the dining room to look like two enormous presents. From this day until Christmas, no one but Bob and I may enter the room. Behind its doors, we wrap presents and create other surprises for the kids. You can’t imagine how much they love seeing those wrapped doors and feeling the anticipation of what Bob and I are preparing for them.


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