Monthly Archives: January 2010

Happy Birthday Thunder (Randall, too, wherever you are!)

One year ago today you were born. In the flower bed. We were putting mama in the Trailblazer to head for the Emergency Vet after 2 hours of non-productive labor. Needless to say, we were very happy to see you. … Continue reading

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Homeschool Community Garden

The Idea:To take the very large garden space by our barn and use it as a community building tool, a learning space for homeschool families–children in particular, to do something to help provide fresh, local, chemical-free food for a few … Continue reading

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Rock, Rose, Ivy

Out my kitchen window and down a little hill there is an igloo. It’s made of stone but still, it looks like an igloo. In my gardening fantasies, the side of the hill to the right of the door is … Continue reading

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Synopsis or 3 Days in the Life

Camo Kitty Bridey, sitting by the old, capped off pump. Would ya look what the dawgs dragged in?  We turned the little guy loose on the far side of the covered bridge. When life hands you lemons… It has rained … Continue reading

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What Liberty Means to Me

Martina had an assignment for our Colonial Life and American Revolution Unit. The assignment was a fun one: Write a poem using the letters: L I B E R T Y.Here is her poem,What Liberty Means to MeLifeImportant freedomBest side … Continue reading

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A tree in the snow

What? did you expect something less obvious? Seriously, if it’s going to precipitate in late January I would prefer some of the above rather than more rain. Thank you.

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Middle Eastern Values Come to the Mountains of Virginia

There’s nothing quite so wonderful as paying $5 for a free map.

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