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Whipsaw Weather

“In like a lion…” A deranged, manic-depressive lion, perhaps. We’ve had days of phenomenal weather, followed by rain, sleet, and snow.  Closer to the latter, as I write this. The various “spring” plants are coming up, though, and things are … Continue reading

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A Little Taste of Summer

The weather right now is being uncooperative. After a couple of warm days last week, we had an inch and a half of snow on Saturday, followed by low 60’s on Sunday. As I write this on Wednesday evening, we’re … Continue reading

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A New Year, A New Plan

Happy 2018, and welcome back! I hope your holidays were pleasant. Mine certainly went well, despite an inordinate amount of work around the house. They were quiet, this year, and a bit of a time for some introspection. I had … Continue reading

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Assessments

The last year has certainly had its share of ups and downs… In some ways, it’s hard to believe that eleven months ago and change, we were thinking “there’s no way they actually nominated that goof, and expect to win…”  … Continue reading

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Shocked. Shocked, I am…

No, really.  Did I call the current administration a “raging dumpster fire” last time around?  It seems, over the last week, to have gotten even worse.  Incredibly, horribly, worse.  Unbelievably so.  Apparently, “rock bottom” has a basement. So the administration … Continue reading

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Dining, and…

This week I’m going to keep things brief.  The topic is food–which I’ve spoken about many times before: here, and here, and here, and a dozen or so other posts.  You know my basic opinions:  Figure out what you eat, … Continue reading

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Homestead Status Update, Spring 2017

This time around, I’m taking a break from the Family Survival Planning list, and taking a look around at the Status Quo around the homestead.  It’s springtime, after all, which means things are about to get busy. The weather has … Continue reading

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