It is sunny and bright — a perfect Indian summer!

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After seemingly weeks of rain, the sun has finally come out again. And boy, are we making good use of it! David not only cleaned up around his cabin, removing all the stumps, brush,...

We’re still fighting the drought

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The main garden looks great, as we can water it easily from our well. All around the north edge is a band of spreading dogbane. Although it toxic to humans (and dogs), it is...

Merry Christmas to you and yours

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I finally got our Christmas tree decorated last night. Just in time! We think it looks pretty and sure perks us up. We've been hugely busy lately. I didn't even get one Christmas card...

The sun came out and it was 37 degrees yesterday

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It's amazing how much gets done when the sun is out! I really think the sun increases your energy in the winter. Besides, when it's above 30 outside chores are so much more pleasant....

Whew, even we are getting pretty tired of sub-zero temperatures

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For the last two weeks, we've been confronted by a period of really cold weather. For instance, on Friday, our high was -18! And the low? -40 F and that's temperature, not windchill. So everything...