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Another reason to hate Toys R Us

On the very few occasions that I have had to go to Toys R Us, I always walk out feeling assaulted by the noise of both the toys and the ads on the loudspeaker, the colorful injection molded plastic crap … Continue reading

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Ring my bell

When we first thought about moving I could not get the idea of a big school bell out of my head. My father-in-law found this bell in an antique store and he got a new handle made and repainted it … Continue reading

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Playing Marco Polo Solo

Yesterday morning I was running a little late. I did the morning chores (Josh was out of town) and did the most cursory check on the goats. I ran down the hill by the studio to where we have the … Continue reading

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How to garden in your jammies and still listen to podcasts.

Sometimes in the morning after Josh and the kids are off to work and school I want to duck outside for a minute and do a few things in the garden.  I often think that I will be out there … Continue reading

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A little sibling reading time

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Chicken Dust Bath Upgrade

Step one: Get some wood ash Step two: Get the pool Step Three: Amuse yourself by taking a “selfie” of you moving stuff to the coop Step Four: Put pool in chicken area and fill Step Five:  Watch the chickens … Continue reading

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His favorite place to be

    Lately we’ve been finding Bennett wanting to be in the hammock a lot…. even if his sister is there with him 🙂  

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Invasion of the Cucurbit Plant Snatchers (or, “We have powdery mildew!”)

On the morning of Aug 29th I went out to the garden to take a quick walk around and to pick a few things for a lunch we were having with some visiting friends. I had not been in the … Continue reading

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Tomato Rainbow

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A Little Before and After

We realized that we have not been very good at showing the goats finished work. So I pulled up a little “before and after”. Next to shed before: Next to shed after: As in many parts of the property when … Continue reading

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