Ann Marie Craig Archive

VIDEO | Stepping out to the Back 40 at Century Farmhouse | By Ann Marie Craig

March 24, 2020 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – Here at Century Farmhouse, as all around the globe, we are stepping back from our daily lives into new normal routines that are hopefully both short-lived and healthy.  Our preparations and worry about family and friends both near and far

VIDEO | A little walk in the Century Farmhouse Maple Woods | By Ann Marie Craig

March 15, 2020 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – A few weeks ago we tapped the maple trees in the Century Farmhouse Maple Woods. There is something about being out in the woods – walking around, touching trees, listening to the return of the birds, and seeing the sap

The story of how I began making soap | By Ann Marie Craig

February 23, 2020 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – My grandmother – the grandmother who lived in this pretty log farmhouse – was a soap maker, probably because she had to be. A farm woman was frugal, and with animal fats readily available it was a given that she

The story of how I began making soap | By Ann Marie Craig

February 23, 2020 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – My grandmother – the grandmother who lived in this pretty log farmhouse – was a soap maker, probably because she had to be. A farm woman was frugal, and with animal fats readily available it was a given that she

The story of how I began making soap | By Ann Marie Craig

February 23, 2020 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – My grandmother – the grandmother who lived in this pretty log farmhouse – was a soap maker, probably because she had to be. A farm woman was frugal, and with animal fats readily available it was a given that she

The story of how I began making soap | By Ann Marie Craig

February 23, 2020 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – My grandmother – the grandmother who lived in this pretty log farmhouse – was a soap maker, probably because she had to be. A farm woman was frugal, and with animal fats readily available it was a given that she

The story of how I began making soap | By Ann Marie Craig

February 23, 2020 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – My grandmother – the grandmother who lived in this pretty log farmhouse – was a soap maker, probably because she had to be. A farm woman was frugal, and with animal fats readily available it was a given that she

The story of how I began making soap | By Ann Marie Craig

February 23, 2020 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – My grandmother – the grandmother who lived in this pretty log farmhouse – was a soap maker, probably because she had to be. A farm woman was frugal, and with animal fats readily available it was a given that she

The story of how I began making soap | By Ann Marie Craig

February 23, 2020 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – My grandmother – the grandmother who lived in this pretty log farmhouse – was a soap maker, probably because she had to be. A farm woman was frugal, and with animal fats readily available it was a given that she

The story of how I began making soap | By Ann Marie Craig

February 23, 2020 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – My grandmother – the grandmother who lived in this pretty log farmhouse – was a soap maker, probably because she had to be. A farm woman was frugal, and with animal fats readily available it was a given that she

Make & Take for Valentine’s Day at WB Mercantile

West Bend, WI – Get a jumpstart on Valentine’s with a Make & Take event at The WB Mercantile, 258 N. Main Street, with Century Farmhouse and Ann Marie Craig.

Make & Take for Valentine’s Day at WB Mercantile

West Bend, WI – Get a jumpstart on Valentine’s with a Make & Take event at The WB Mercantile, 258 N. Main Street, with Century Farmhouse and Ann Marie Craig.

Make & Take for Valentine’s Day at WB Mercantile

West Bend, WI – Get a jumpstart on Valentine’s with a Make & Take event at The WB Mercantile, 258 N. Main Street, with Century Farmhouse and Ann Marie Craig.

Make & Take for Valentine’s Day at WB Mercantile

West Bend, WI – Get a jumpstart on Valentine’s with a Make & Take event at The WB Mercantile, 258 N. Main Street, with Century Farmhouse and Ann Marie Craig.

Make & Take for Valentine’s Day at WB Mercantile

West Bend, WI – Get a jumpstart on Valentine’s with a Make & Take event at The WB Mercantile, 258 N. Main Street, with Century Farmhouse and Ann Marie Craig.

Watering the Christmas Tree with a Plastic Pipette and Other Christmas Adventures | By Ann Marie Craig

December 29, 2019 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – Life in a vintage log cabin is never dull – especially at Christmas time. Life in this tiny log Farmhouse is never dull, and at Christmastime it can be downright entertaining. Take, for example, the mouse that was indeed stirring

Rosemary Butter Sandwich Cookies with Orange Blossom Water Buttercream Filling | By Ann Marie Craig

Washington Co., WI – Rosemary is the perfect foil for the sweet buttercream. Mmmmm. Wouldn’t you love these on your Holiday cookie plate? Christmas is coming, and at Century Farmhouse that used to mean baking a lot of cookies: gingerbread, sugar cookies, pinwheels, shortbreads, snow-on-the-mountains, and pfeffernuss, but we

Rosemary Butter Sandwich Cookies with Orange Blossom Water Buttercream Filling | By Ann Marie Craig

Washington Co., WI – Rosemary is the perfect foil for the sweet buttercream. Mmmmm. Wouldn’t you love these on your Holiday cookie plate? Christmas is coming, and at Century Farmhouse that used to mean baking a lot of cookies: gingerbread, sugar cookies, pinwheels, shortbreads, snow-on-the-mountains, and pfeffernuss, but we

Rosemary Butter Sandwich Cookies with Orange Blossom Water Buttercream Filling | By Ann Marie Craig

Washington Co., WI – Rosemary is the perfect foil for the sweet buttercream. Mmmmm. Wouldn’t you love these on your Holiday cookie plate? Christmas is coming, and at Century Farmhouse that used to mean baking a lot of cookies: gingerbread, sugar cookies, pinwheels, shortbreads, snow-on-the-mountains, and pfeffernuss, but we

A little history on Century Farmhouse | By Ann Marie Craig

August 4, 2019 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – Century Farmhouse is a real place.   In 1885, my great-grandparents, Charles (Carl) and Anna Wagner, purchased a farm and hand-built log home on property in Washington County, Wisconsin. The area was not yet known as West Bend, although that

Making peat pots for Mother’s Day | By Ann Marie Craig at Century Farmhouse

May 8, 2019 – Big Cedar Lake, WI –  In just an hour or so, you can create unique and inexpensive packaging for a small gift, perfect for the little treat you’re giving Mom this Mother’s Day. With a little supervision, this is a fun project for kids as

The Sunday Project – A springtime wreath from the Century Farmhouse woods | By Ann Marie Craig

April 21, 2019 – Big Cedar Lake, WI –  A pretty springtime wreath made with twigs and branches foraged from the Century Farmhouse woods and fields, this pretty wreath will grace the front door of the farmhouse for the next month or two. Or three. The Farmhouse door was

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | St. Frances Cabrini School – a Catholic lesson for life | By Ann Marie Craig

Jan. 29, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The wooden bead was just about the same size as the hole. Sister Suzanne Marie was hurrying us from the hallway to our second grade classroom after square dancing in the gym, and I needed to get my little cowgirl hat

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week | St. Frances Cabrini School – a Catholic lesson for life | By Ann Marie Craig

Jan. 31, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The wooden bead was just about the same size as the hole. Sister Suzanne Marie was hurrying us from the hallway to our second grade classroom after square dancing in the gym, and I needed to get my little cowgirl hat

Century Farmhouse Notes | St. Frances Cabrini School at 60: How can the years have passed so quickly? | By Ann Marie Craig

    Nov. 3, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Her hair was a bit whiter than the last time I saw her and moving around seemed to be more difficult for her, but the memories were spilling over as we shared stories about sixth grade so many years

Century Farmhouse Notes: Everyone is Invited to Celebrate 60 years of education at St. Frances Cabrini School | By Ann Marie Craig

    Oct. 29, 2017 – West Bend, WI – There is going to be a party in West Bend today, Sunday, Oct. 29  and it will include a trip down memory lane for former and present students, parents, teachers, and administrators of St. Frances Cabrini School. Sixty years

Century Farmhouse Notes: Everyone is Invited to Celebrate 60 years of education at St. Frances Cabrini School | By Ann Marie Craig

    Oct. 23, 2017 – West Bend, WI – There is going to be a party in West Bend on Oct. 29  and it will include a trip down memory lane for former and present students, parents, teachers, and administrators of St. Frances Cabrini School. Sixty years of

VIDEO | Check out who will be at Saturday’s Farmers’ Market

June 30, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Stop in Saturday during the West Bend Farmers’ Market and see what Ann Marie Craig from Century Farmhouse has been up to.  She’s bound to have lots of lavender.   Click HERE for more information and schedule for the Downtown West
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