Category Archives: Nature

Traveling, Gardening, & Reading

It’s been over a month since I last posted. We’ve been to Texas and back; I’ve gotten tested for Covid-19 and spent a week quarantining waiting for test results (it was negative); and we’ve enjoyed a prolific garden. It was … Continue reading

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Snakes and Mice

We’ve had both—in the house. The first, we believe, was after the second. This guy crawled out of the fireplace one night during dinner. He was too fast to be killed and crawled back through the crack by which he … Continue reading

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Half, None, All

Rebekah was originally going to Lake Forest Ranch for half the summer to be on work staff. Then all of their camps were cancelled, and we thought we’d have her home all summer. But now, she’s leaving Sunday for LFR … Continue reading

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Some Spring

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Last year, Dana went to an Extension Service workshop where she inoculated some logs with Shiitake mushroom spores. We have finally begun to harvest some. Lauren comes home from camp tomorrow, and Jenna moves to Texas on Wednesday. Thankfully, Rebekah … Continue reading

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April Update

Spring has sprung; I think we are finished with the wood stove for the year! Though I probably shouldn’t speak too soon, it can freeze around here until the beginning of May. All but the tops of the mountains are … Continue reading

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Waterfall Tour

Dana and I spent a few days in Brevard, NC in Transylvania County, which is known for its many waterfalls. We went hiking in the Pisgah National Forest and DuPont State Forest to see a few. In the Pisgah National … Continue reading

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We thoroughly enjoyed the total solar eclipse from our front yard. Jenna hung up her Eno that she got from the Baileys and we hung out in the shade of the trees in the front yard as it got dimmer … Continue reading

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