Tag Archives: friendship

Had to send them packing

Six laying hens are the perfect number to keep us supplied with eggs. When things got weird this past March and eggs were in short supply, I decided to keep a dozen hens.  Then added another 6 to the mix … Continue reading

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You and I and 99 red balloons

The wind was coming out of the Northeast when we released the  balloons.  Within 30 seconds, 80 of them were tangled  up in a pine tree, and that is as far as they went.   The rest of them got … Continue reading

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Artisan bread making for a beginner

The smell of onion flakes, sour dough, caraway, black poppy and sesame seed is in the air….the darn stuff smells so good. I am on a bread making kick (again). For years my go-to recipe was a rye bread recipe … Continue reading

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“Mi Amo es DM”

Daughter # 3 married into the Hispanic culture two years ago. We love her hubby.    She (daughter #3) speaks less espanol than I do, 😉  and by the sound of it, doesn’t have any big plans to learn it…. Her … Continue reading

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My Spiral Into Depression

My Spiral Into Depression I learned at CCEF  “almost anything can be at the root of depression: a recent illness in which you get behind in your work, hormonal changes, a reversal of fortune, the consequences of simple negligence, guilt over a particular … Continue reading

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DM’s Coffee Fund

Kristina the Home Engineer (a fellow WordPress blogger and good friend) stayed with us this past week.   One of her acts of kindness was to set up a link to a Paypal account called “DM’s Coffee Fund” If you look … Continue reading

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Roger And Elaine

Roger And Elaine Let’s say a guy named Roger is attracted to a woman named Elaine.  He asks her out to a movie.  She accepts.  They have a pretty good time.  A few nights later he asks her out to … Continue reading

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