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Sunrise, Sunset

I had the delight and privilege at a recent event to get to know a sweet lady from Canada.  During our conversation, we realized we had many things in common, including our love of nature and the outdoors. My new … Continue reading

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An Extraordinary Man

We recently lost my Dad and I had planned to write something myself, but there is a house to build, a garden to tend and long Montana days to fill with work.  I think Dad would understand, as he was … Continue reading

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Who’s Rescuing Whom?

Our family is expanding. After the death of our beloved dog companion, Honey several years ago, Grant and I made a pact that we were not getting any more pets.  At the time, we were both still working full time, … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Lucy Rockstar

She came into our lives just about a year ago; the beginning of a year that would turn out to be one of the most stressful and tumultuous our family has undergone. She was an early birthday present for Ty.  … Continue reading

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The Great Chicken Caper

  For the past year or so, my poor husband and I have been operating about 4 miles behind the power curve.  With life events flying at us from every angle we’ve spent much of our time scrambling to regroup, … Continue reading

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Showering with a Backhoe and Other Fun Aspects of Living Rough

Amazing what we take for granted– a shower, for instance.  It’s one of those things we do mindlessly every day and never give it a second thought until it’s suddenly not available.  Sitting around the house I can usually skip … Continue reading

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The Miracle

  The Miracle I harvested my first radish yesterday.  It’s a miracle. Now most normal people would not lavish such praise on the humble radish.  However, after a Master Gardener’s course, an internship at a permaculture farm, four years subscription … Continue reading

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The Farm

A few terse emails have recently reminded me that, to many of our family and friends, we have dropped off the face of the planet.  When you’re going a hundred miles an hour, the surrounding landscape is a blur.  Mostly … Continue reading

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Circle of Life

I recently lost a good friend in a tragic accident.  Once the shock starts to wear off these things tend to get you thinking about life and how you’re spending it. When traumatized, my habit has been to turn to … Continue reading

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Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

Is it possible for the best year of your life and the worst to be one and the same?  I believe 2013 was that for me. In our family we have the habit on certain holidays or other significant dates … Continue reading

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