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Cooling, Camp, College

We got a new A/C, Heating Unit today. The old one went out. And it is times like this that I’m glad we are renting. The old unit was part gas, and the new one is all electric. I’m curious … Continue reading

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Contra-Christmas?

No, that doesn’t mean we’re against Christmas. It does mean that our youth group’s Christmas party was a contra-dancing Christmas party. It was a fun time. I forgot my camera, and my phone takes lousy pictures, but… A pre-dance, white elephant … Continue reading

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The Last Day and Why Homeschool Rocks

This morning Lauren and her class had their mock trial at the Cherokee County Courthouse. They had a local attorney serve as an administrator, the county magistrate as the judge, and two sheriff investigators were on the jury. Each of … Continue reading

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Bluebirds

The other day, the “bluebird lady” stopped by to check on our bluebird house. Bluebird numbers were in such a decline by the 70s that the North Carolina Bluebird Society sought to increase their numbers. We have a county coordinator … Continue reading

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First Blackberries and Other Things

These were growing behind the house, and I guess are ahead of the ones by the garden from yesterday’s post. We also have this little guy growing. And finally, the girls have located honey suckle as well. Rebekah thinks the … Continue reading

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Baby Birds, Hail Stones, End of the Year

Our baby birds are gone. We are assuming they flew away at some point. A couple of days ago, we had a nice hail storm. Nothing too big and not near as loud as if we were still living under … Continue reading

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February Weather

Though the colds were colder and the warms were warmer, February was only slightly warmer, overall, than January, and only a degree warmer than February last year. With another 3.5″ of rain, we are over 10″ for the year so … Continue reading

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