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  • House to Homestead Update

    September 1, 2016

    I thought it was probably time to give an update about the state of our house-selling project.  Except, sadly, there is no update.  The house is still for sale. I’d hoped that we would have gotten an offer by now, that we would maybe be close to a signed and done deal, but we haven’t and we aren’t.…

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  • Goodbye August, Goodbye Summer

    August 31, 2016
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  • Apples in August

    August 22, 2016

    A bumper crop of apples, ready to pick sooner than I ever remember them being. I stood under the tree watching flashes of red and green drop around me, chanting “Watch out, watch out” as my girls darted between them, shrieking with joy, grabbing at the fruit as they bounced earthside.  We filled mixing bowls…

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  • Mistress of the Garlic

    August 18, 2016

    Iris and I found an exquisite yellow garden spider (Argiope aurantia) in the garlic patch on the farm yesterday.  She was huge – from toe tip to toe tip she was about the size of my index finger!  Her web, accordingly, was about two feet wide and tall, with that beautiful and telltale zigzag design down…

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  • July Reading Wrap-up

    August 17, 2016

    Reading in July (as well as writing this summary, apparently) was painstaking, at best.  It was a whirlwind of a month, full of camping trips, friends visiting, taking care of the farm garden and frantically trying to finish projects and clean the house in order to get it ready to sell (and we’re finally on…

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