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The Welsh Gardener

I got up early this morning, determined to Be A Responsible Home Owner and do some much-needed weeding and shrub-trimming in the front yard before it got too hot. Quick but satisfying breakfast (Melody’s Maple Granola, yum), soul-empowering Morning Coffee, … Continue reading

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Wandering but not Lost

You folks are the best! So many great suggestions in the comments on my last post  for That Which “Shawl” Be Next On My Needles. (Heh) Your suggestions gave me a great excuse to go wandering around the Ravelry pattern database. (It … Continue reading

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Rhinebeck: All the Everythings

Once upon a time, long, long ago, in the eighth decade of the last century, shepherds in Duchess County, NY, gathered at the local fairgrounds to buy and sell ewes, with an eye towards enhancing their breeding lines. Three decades later, … Continue reading

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Making 2015

First of all… Dear Tamara, I just want you to know that I did not actually dig a hole in the snowbank and tuck myself inside. I do love you and all my readers very much, but perhaps I am … Continue reading

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the taste of chocolate soap

Now, just hold yer horses, there. I am not so crunchy-granola as to believe that everything that says “natural ingredients” ought to be safe enough for a baby on a paleoveganGF diet to eat, uh, ingest via IV, and to … Continue reading

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Hello, rain and beautiful sun-rinsed skies

I came downstairs to find Tim entranced by something out the window. I came closer, and found that he was watching the first leaves fall from the trees…Welcome, Early Fall. The hardest part of working at home is what I … Continue reading

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making the tuning fork sing

I’ve been doing so much crafting lately that I’m a wee bit giddy. First of all, I seem to be nearly done with my Watershed: The yarn is such a lovely fuchsia colour, and soooo smooshy and rich-feeling. I’ve checked … Continue reading

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