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Dogs and Lemons: Cures for the Winter Doldrums

It’s Groundhog Day today, and apparently Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, so Spring will be arriving early this year. But regardless of whether or not we have to wait less than six weeks for warmer weather, our household is getting a little bored of Winter. I don’t particularly mind the cold and snow or Read the full article…


Getting Organized

I’m not sure what it is about September that makes me want to get organized. Maybe it’s from years and years of back-to-school rituals: cleaning out closets, covering books with brown paper grocery bags, purchasing a new backpack and a Trapper Keeper. Maybe it’s just the change of seasons. Or, maybe we are like the Read the full article…


Love Me Some Lists

In lieu of an actual blog post/rant/recipe/essay/etc, I will instead list some things that have interested me lately around the interwebs. I hope you like lists as much as I do! Cob Houses and Cob Hot Tubs While the kids were napping this week I stumbled upon an interview with Becky Bee talking about the Read the full article…


Time is of the Essence

I can’t believe it’s been almost two weeks since I posted last. And yet, I can believe it, since I’ve been so busy. This was the first month after a three-month hiatus that I have had to layout the newsletter for The Mother Connection (the newsletter has a large combined “Summer” issue, before resuming a Read the full article…

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A Little Preoccupied

We’re still here, I promise, even though it’s been a couple of weeks since I posted last. You see, I’ve been a little preoccupied with another task: chickens. More on that in a minute. For now, a few updates: My preserved lemons┬áhave finished fermenting. I tasted one straight-up, and it was…. ummm… pretty damn salty. Read the full article…