Sugar Season

We have a line of maple trees, an odd allee if you will, that was clearly planted but never intended to grow to full size as they are much too close together and in two very straight lines. It's been suggested that perhaps they were a nursery row that was meant to...

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Simple Pleasures

How is everyone? Here, we've been feeling the weight of the ongoing pandemic. There are disappointments as more events get cancelled, students still aren't in school full time, our daughter's University asked students to not return and we simply miss our people. Even...

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Homemade Lavender Marshmallows

This past week, we've had so much snow! Our family loves the snow and we welcome a day of sitting by the fire, while the snow comes down, then heading outside to play and take in all the beauty. Even with the ability to work and do school remotely, it still feels...

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Valentine’s Gift Ideas

I'm sort of hot and cold when it comes to the romance of Valentine's Day. Bryce and I usually don't go out on the 14th as it often feels a bit forced. Instead, we prefer to celebrate those we love at home. When the children were little, we would make Valentines for...

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Favorite Things #2

Number 2 in our Favorite Things series is the Hori-Hori knife. I've had this tool for many years and it is probably one of my most used, and certainly the most versatile, tool in our the shed. In Japanese hori means, "to dig", and this tool is meant for digging and...

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Flowers In January

Hello friends! How is the New Year going for you? I've had a bit of a hard time focusing on things as the news has been extraordinary of late. The past week I've made a concentrated effort to focus on planning, with lots of list making, for the upcoming year on the...

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