Category Archives: creativity

Sun Tea recipe

This works great on a sunny day.


And you save energy by letting the sun do the work.

Too bad for me that clouds rolled in soon after I set out my half gallon of water and tea bags. It took all day to change the liquid into tea.

And if clouds roll into your sky, too, you can always bring it inside and heat it up in the microwave. Whatever, the tea won’t go to waste.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

Happy Easter

This short video shows two handmade gifts from my mother.

I can’t seem to throw these keepsakes away. My mom was a hoarder, too, so I come by it honestly.

Mom wasn’t much of an artist, but she had fun painting with her friend Joan.

Mom’s 99th birthday will be April 19th. Happy heavenly birthday, Mom. You were the best.

Love, Susan

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

Worth giving

It seems I’ve been a crafty person for many years. This column was written in January 1990.

I don’t remember making so many rag rugs, but I’m sure there is a remnant somewhere in the backroom.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 by Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

What is it?

A guessing game today.

I bet some people have had deliveries like this and know what it is. Others may be scratching their heads. What about you?

I’ve been sewing and needed these.

Eventually, I’ll talk about my sewing projects, but not today.

Okay, if you need to know. The flat package contains two 14 by 14-inch pillows.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 by Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.