Category Archives: Life

Hopefully I Inherited Something from My Grandmother

This month, I turn 45 years of age.  If my grandmother was still alive, she would have turned 120 years old.  While I wouldn’t wish that on anyone, she did live to the age of 91.  In some ways, I … Continue reading

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Planning for Post Fire Cleanup and Looking Ahead in General

The sun is getting stronger.  It was cold yesterday, but we’ve had enough melting so that we could get a better look at what was left after the fire and to see what how far the fire actually extended from … Continue reading

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Fire Wood and New Things in the Kitchen

We left for the farm after breakfast this morning, but earlier than we’ve managed to leave in a while.  We drove up to the cable across the driveway, I twisted the lock to the right combination of letters and it … Continue reading

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Winter isn’t really happening much…and a barn cat!

This seems like the winter that just won’t materialize.  Sure we’ve had a little snow, but the temperatures have been way above normal.  Unlike last year when there were a couple of months that we could barely get into the … Continue reading

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2011 Meme

At the end of 2010, I wrote that I saw all sorts of possibilities that I hadn’t seen before.  Now that we’ve had the land for more than a year, it’s really clear that it has changed our lives.  In … Continue reading

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Pressing Cider from our own Apples

When I was little, I remember visiting a friend of my father’s who had a cider press.  While I was fascinated with the machine, I was suspicious of the final product which was dark and cloudy.  After all, the cider … Continue reading

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A Pair of Salads, Summer into Fall

We haven’t seen a hard frost yet, so we still have tomatoes, but it’s also late enough in the year to have ripe pears from our orchard.  Last night, knowing that D. does not love the pears as I do, … Continue reading

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