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The Summer House

Mostly, we go to sleep in the Bunkhouse– also known as the Jagerhaus– in the wintertime, when the power goes out. The furnace fans in the Big House require power but the little propane wall unit in the Bunkhouse just burns propane and generates heat.  It can be right cozy back in the Bunkhouse– also

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From the Department of Redundancy Department

We have two separate A/C units for the Big House. One has been failing for quite some time and finally bit the bullet yesterday. The other smaller unit– God bless its pea-pickin’ heart– rolled over & died yesterday. RIP. Both units were 25+ years old. So the air in the Big House is not currently

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Apparently, there’s a conspiracy to In Farm News…

This was Daughter C’s idea. We had, up in the workshop, a perfectly nice old enamel topped segment of kitchen cupboard that we brought with us from Cincinnati. It was in the basement in Cincy and we thought enough of it to tote it to Miss’ippi. Daughter C suggested that it might find purpose in

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It’s Up Hill Both Ways

Over the next few months we– collectively all of us and our distant relatives, there is a wedding, afterall,– are going to be doing a lot of traveling. Kat just forwarded to me her American Airlines receipt email. It said Menu: Food for Purchase The first airplane ride I ever took was a short flight

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A Gardening Post

I am over-run with books right now. And I have not, regrettably not, finished Spring Cleaning. That’s essential. That and the list for Daughter C. But Daughter C has caught the gardening bug. And so I am thinking about the garden, and trying to supplement Daughter C’s reading with some experience. Here we go. Miss

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The Next Several Hours

There’s a chance of rain, which is fine by me. I’ve noticed something. Those who have followed along know that I have a thing about– some issues with– weather forecasting. Even before I started to blog I kept spreadsheets of forecasts and actuals. The columns were weather.gov. accuweather.com, The Weather Channel.com. And I did some

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I am thinking about turning this into a movie

[There is a photograph that is the most awesome photographs in the history of photographs. It is of ‘Phen and his best friend Eddie eating strawberries in a strawberry patch.] I cannot post the photo on account of … privacy. ‘Phen is 10 months old.