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Blogging Again ….. ish…. A glimpse into the life of….


Well.  I knew it had been awhile, but really?  Where has the time gone and why is it that there never seems to be a spare minute to sit down and write? Spring is here.  Sort of.  Today it’s sunny, … Continue reading

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Old Rainey and the Well…..


Well – finally – minus 33 this morning at my house!  Winter hasn’t let me down after all 🙂  Minus thirty is the magic number for letting the cook stove die out and lighting up the wood heater.  The cook … Continue reading

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Installment 2….. Old Ignaus, and Squishy.


Standing around work one day, just before the doors opened, drinking coffee, somebody got on the subject of what they would buy if they won the lottery. My boss figured he’d buy a bigger boat and spend his retirement years … Continue reading

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This house of mine – Well…we need a well… installment 1


Finally.  Today is the first day in I can’t remember how long, I can actually sit and do absolutely nothing and not still be staring at a mile long list of things that still need to be done.  I can … Continue reading

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This house of mine – part six? The North wall……


Thought I’d toss in a picture of our Weather Rock (at least that’s what we call it)  Took some doing to haul the thing over to the barbecue pit – couldn’t begin to guess what it weighs but there was … Continue reading

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This house of mine: part five: an AWOL pig


Sorry I dropped off the radar for awhile……freezing beans, drying kale, canning beets, canning a ton of salmon, trying to get more wood split.  It’s been brutally hot, I’m starting to power down and look forward to fall – and dare … Continue reading

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This house of mine: part three: frozen plumbing, a stepson, a daughter, and a grandson


A day off. I should be out splitting wood, or hilling the potatoes – maybe later. One thing I’ve learned after all these years is that some days off should be just that. The wood isn’t going anywhere and the … Continue reading

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