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Oh DEER!

The deer think our farm is a playground. They skip, hop, jump, even look in our living room window on occasion to see what we are up to. I know what they are up to; our apple and pear trees are totally eaten in a line all the way around. Blueberry bushes are eaten and […]

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Bird by Bird

In one of Annie Lamont’s books she wrote about her young brother being overwhelmed by a research project about birds. He fussed and stewed and just couldn’t see how he would ever begin say nothing about end it. Their Dad told him “You attack this project “Bird by Bird” just as you should solve any […]

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Positive Thinking

I wake up grumpy when I look out the window and see another dusting of snow. OK I think – I can’t deal with this winter any longer. The kid in me sings “Winter, Winter go away – come again another day” then thumb my nose “na na – na na na” I need a […]

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Family Traits

God Bless the internet, e-mail and Skype! Here is a run down of my family so you can see how important these resources are in my life. 1. I am the oldest of 7 “McGee” kids. We grew up in a small country hamlet and we all have a strange sense of humor. 2. My […]

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Ellie isms

“Mom I love your sensibilities” this from my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter Ellie. She is by far the most fascinating thing in my life in quite awhile. Where she comes up with these Ellie isms, as we have begun calling them, we have no idea. She is read to a lot, by all of […]

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Today is the 19th of January and I have been putting off a job long enough, too long actually. I have procrastinated and of course pick the worse day of the week to do the deed. Finally I can say the strawberries and garlic are mulched. I feel guilty and apologized heartily to the plants […]

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Life from my kitchen window

I thank my kitchen window daily. It faces east so whatever the morning weather is to bring us, I see a preview from that window over the sink. The usual dull, gloomy sunless days of January are over- shadowed by the occasional and inspirational sunrise that is planted in my brain until the next one […]

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The Kitchen Table

It seems our kitchen table is the ‘Queen Bee’ of our home. Anyone coming to our place enters through the backdoor. (front doors are for salesmen and UPS deliveries – well not even, now the UPS guy comes to the backdoor too). The first thing you bump into is the kitchen table and that is […]