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What’s next

Yesterday the dentist cemented my permanent crown, covering that oh-so-wayward broken tooth. Later this afternoon our daughter and boyfriend  board silver jet and wing to New York City leaving us with sweet memories. Yesterday they wheelbarrowed firewood into our wood … Continue reading

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There’s a WHAT living in our basement?

On Saturday morning I was meditating in the basement, cuddled delightfully beneath a heavy winter blanket, listening to the fire crackling merrily in the woodstove, the outside temperature hovering near freezing. It was one of those “ideal” meditations in which … Continue reading

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Snow shadows for breakfast

Snow shadows make very nutritious breakfasts. They dance with Vitamin D, which we northerners need in winter due to  lack of adequate sunlight. They are filled with flickering protein and trace minerals such as zinc and magnesium. The calcium in … Continue reading

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Oh the foods that you’ll eat!

You think burdock is unusual, you say? You think the slender pungent root of the wild and prickly and dangerous burdock plant is food fit for farm animals and wild rodents? (If you taste it raw–like I did last week … Continue reading

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Rain, Mom’s Coleslaw dressing & nursing deer

All day long it has rained. Rain, rain, rain. The skies open their gray curtains and water drips everywhere:  on grass, on dandelions, on trees, on robins, on hummingbirds, on fawns nursing against Mama Deer. I stay inside all day.  No … Continue reading

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Mama Bear Visits the City

Once upon a time there were four bears living in the woods. Mama Bear, Daddy Bear, Brother Bear and Sister Bear. The Bear Family lived happily in the forest.  They read hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of books when Brother … Continue reading

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A perfect ideal wonderful awesome incredible gorgeous magnificent day in the woods!

Quiet morning in the woods. Actually, it’s not quiet at all.  People only think the forest is quiet.  Actually, it’s a noisy squawking pounding cackling world out there.  The woodpeckers drum on the rotten trees, searching for insects.  Robins and … Continue reading

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“Hank, why do you blog?”

Does everyone know the country music song “Family Tradition” by Hank Williams, Jr.? Part of the refrain:  Hank, why do you drink? Hank, why do you roll smoke? Why must you live out the songs that you wrote? It’s a very … Continue reading

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Funky, whimsical, ordinary & rejected photos

Behold:  Funky, whimsical, ordinary & rejected photos from my stockpile for April and May: OK!  I think we’re ready to move on to June now. The photography files have been emptied, swept cleaned, backed up.  Our temperature soared to 85 degrees this … Continue reading

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Pounding rain, salmon fillets & old cars in the woods

Random Memorial Day facts. 1.  It is Memorial Day. 2.  A red-breasted robin pulls worms from the wet green grass outside the kitchen window. 3.  It rained cats & dogs an hour ago.  Thunder rumbled.  Lightening sizzled.  The electricity flashed … Continue reading

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