In memory…

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There is a touch of sadness in my heart today. One year ago I said good-bye to my BFF (best feline friend). Miss Molly Mud-nose was the best-est cat in the world.  I miss her ‘talking’ to me, pouncing me (just because she could), and curling up together in the cold weather.  She helped ‘raise’ […]

Sunday Reflections…

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The last couple of weeks I have had the pleasure of riding to church in the morning with my youngest son, my Opulent, my baby who is now old enough to sit up front.  It’s been a treasure. As we are driving in we listen to a Christian radio station and sing praise and worship […]

What to do with 27 cucumbers…

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Yes, 27 cucumbers… oh, and one lonely little Anaheim pepper that fell off it’s plant.  Well, the Ball Blue Book of Canning was my guide for part of what I did, my dear friend Amy received about 1/2 a dozen, give or take, and my Cactus, the uhum, brave soul that he is, well, he […]

Grinding wheat…

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About a month ago a group of people around here put in a bulk order for grains from Nature Mills.  The whole of us ordered enough to fill nearly two pallets!  I felt whimpy with my two measily 50 pound bags of Soft White Winter Wheat berries…until I started grinding it all for the freezer. […]

I'm conflicted…

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Do you see the camouflage walls in this room? I painted them…four years ago. I’m not trying to toot my horn, I’m conflicted. Because my Cactus wants to paint his room… white… and paint his own mural. I spent a month doing those walls.  My Oak Tree scanned one of our Cactus’ camouflage shirts and […]

Broke and building a chicken coop update!

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The chickies are so happy! They have a new home. Can’t call them “the girls” anymore, because one likes to crow! Gem’s still a hen, but we have to drop the “Ms.” from in front of Atticus, cause, well, “she” is a “he”. Front view of the coop.  The lighter area is a set of […]

I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

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We got back from NC early in the evening Sunday and collapsed.  Long, but awesome week, and long drive home.  Monday morning I needed to go to the store for some stuff.  You know the drill: water, milk, bread, blah, blah. While I was in the store I saw a friend of mine.  We chatted […]