• Miscellaneous

    Mourning

    by  • January 23, 2013 • Miscellaneous

    I don’t know how often I’ll write here about Mouse, but I do know that writing has always made me feel better, and right now, boy do I need to feel better. I was unprepared for how hard losing Mouse would hit me. I was talking to my husband about it last night. We...

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    Lazy, lazy seed sowing

    by  • January 14, 2013 • Miscellaneous

    We’re all busy, right? Personally, I work full-time from home, homeschool my 4 kids, have this obsession with cooking fresh meals for my family, and do a bit of “just for me” blogging on the side. And then there’s the novel writing. And the husband deserves some attention, too (wonderful man that he is.)...

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    In which I justify my hoarding

    by  • January 10, 2013 • Miscellaneous

    My grandfather (we called him “Papa”) was a keeper of things. We’d call him a hoarder, now, maybe, but the things he kept were so practical and awesome that I have a hard time finding anything negative about it. Papa kept things he’d never use again, like old microscopes, hundreds of pens, little pencil...

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    DIY: Seed Drying Racks

    by  • December 29, 2012 • Miscellaneous

    One of the projects I want to tackle is making a real, honest-to-goodness, seed drying rack. My current method mostly consists of laying seeds out on labelled paper plates (plain paper, not coated) or coffee filters on my kitchen counter until they’re dry. While this works well enough, space is definitely becoming an issue....

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    Under Cover

    by  • December 28, 2012 • Miscellaneous

    I was already resigned to not having a white Christmas. Hope flared, just slightly, when the weather forecast showed several inches of snow for Christmas Eve. I tried not to get my hopes up. Sometime between Christmas Eve dinner and when we started opening gifts in our living room, flurries started falling, and we...

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