Tag Archives: bed and breakfast

Snapshots

Two years ago, my aunt Rosie gave me a cardboard  box of 35 mm slides she’d inherited from her aunt Annie from Germany. there were probably two to three hundred slides.    Most of the slides were taken before I … Continue reading

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To build and maintain a small tidy house in the country

I hate clutter. At the moment I am surrounded by it. In just the room I am sitting in there are eight boxes of books, magazines, a pile of rugs,  a partially disassembled play pen, stack(s) of baskets,  multiple piles … Continue reading

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Thin Places Revisited

“Doug, I was wondering if you had any more apples that needed picking….I really enjoyed doing that last weekend, it was so relaxing.”    Message on the answering machine from our friend Marilyn      Later when Marilyn did stop out, … Continue reading

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The Native Americans called it…” this is the place”

The Ioway called this place, “this is the place” or beautiful land I call it home. In the Winter, things slow way down…. Cornstalk bales just over the hill to our east Wild turkeys strutting in our driveway Asparagus going … Continue reading

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Let Me Build You A Harvest Table

8 foot by 28 inch harvest table.   (unfinished) Most of  you regular readers to the blog know I swing a hammer by day  to pay the bills.    What you may or may not have known is, I’m wanting to get … Continue reading

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Tree Therapy

“Doug, I was wondering if you had any more apples that needed picking….I really enjoyed doing that last weekend, it was so relaxing.”    Message on the answering machine from our friend Marilyn      Later when Marilyn did stop out, … Continue reading

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