A lifestyle blog celebrating the simpler things in life.   Recently retired from the work-eat-sleep-repeat cycle, my roots are rural and my long neglected interests include books (seriously addicted), music (oldies but goodies), art (my mother is a folk artist), photography (strictly amateur with a ten year old camera), gardening (lazy and sporadic), baking (and eating), fashion (vintage), history, genealogy, and decorating (but not renovating an old house ever again).   The paintings on the website are the work of my mother (see The Artist on main menu) and the photos are mine, unless otherwise specified.   Origin of the blog name – the phase the homeplace is self-explanatory to country folk.   While you may own several farms, the homeplace is the original homestead or the one where your home is.   Drop in and stay awhile.