Tag Archives: Country Living

The Chair

Originally posted on Slightly Off the Grid:
When  parents down-size and elderly relatives pass away, stuff gets scattered and settles into the homes of different family members.  Pretty much every room in my house contains something that originally came from someone else’s…

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Plodding and stomping towards spring

The clocks are set forward and my sleep schedule is skewed. The delight of coming home to hours of sunlight will not have me springing forward into my day. I will be staying up too late for the next week … Continue reading

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March Mudness

Unless you’re into basketball, is there anything to like about March? St. Patrick’s Day, perhaps. You have to wonder, though, if St. Patrick’s day was really originally in March or if the Irish just wanted to bless us all with … Continue reading

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Up to our ears in wax

Originally posted on Slightly Off the Grid:
Beeswax.  We’re up to our ears in beeswax. (I’m so tempted to recount an earwax story my sister told me about a certain niece’s boyfriend, but I’ll behave myself.  Family members have here enough…

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They’re not just for Pilgrims

Hey, all you hunters, there may now be some big game hunting out there that you have overlooked or just not aware that they have quietly slipped into the area in great numbers during the past few years. They qualify … Continue reading

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Hey, Murphy – pass the hydraulic fluid

Q: What does one do the Sunday between football play-offs and the Super Bowl? A: The things that didn’t get done while lolling on the sofa quaffing beers every Sunday since August. One could watch TV–there’s a Barry Manilow themed … Continue reading

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Didja Ever…?

Have you ever played that little game,”Didja ever’? I play it all the time around here, ‘specially since a penance has come a-callin’ and I am getting visitors on a regular basis. I love the lady who comes to take … Continue reading

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BSI: Bee Scene Investigator

(Note and disclaimer: The following post might actually contain factual information relevant to beekeepers.) All the bees are dead and I want to know why. I want to autopsy the bees. Technically, since they are not human beings, I want … Continue reading

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Hundreds dead in Hereford

The bees are dead. All of them. John is distressed. In the fall, he loaded each hive with fondant (bee candy made from sugar-water) for them to eat. He insulated their hives. They should have been warm and cozy with … Continue reading

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After Thoughts

We made it! We survived the end of civilization, predicted by the so-called Mayan experts, and a few days later another hectic season of Christmas celebrations slipped by. Now it is all part of our history. Most are enjoying this … Continue reading

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