Monthly Archives: August 2011

Peaches & Cream Coffee Cake

I recently came across Chickens in the Road‘s Strawberries & Cream Coffee Cake recipe, and it looked oh-so-good. Of course, like always, I can never make something the way it’s written. I have a ton of peaches in my freezer … Continue reading

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What do you want for breakfast, Bella?

The question: “Bella, what would you like to eat this morning?” The answer: “Um… probably macaroni and cheese. Would that be all right?” Yep. I’m totally cooking pasta and shredding cheese just for Bella at 7:30 in the morning. “No … Continue reading

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Through an Artist’s Eyes

Bella is quite the artist now; she can draw people very well. Just ask her Grandpa, who was sent a Father’s Day card with a picture of him sitting on a swing. Very unique. This is her portrait of Declan: … Continue reading

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Whole Foods and Your Health, Part 5: High Fructose Corn Syrup

I. Biblical Aspect II. Physical Perspective        A. Additives              1. MSG              2. Preservatives                  a. BHA and BHT               … Continue reading

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What To Do With Bushels of Peaches

What started out as a pleasant evening Picking Peaches turned into several not-so-pleasant evenings slicing, peeling, and freezing them.  Many of our peaches were past their prime and our rough handling of them didn’t help matters.  Far too many were … Continue reading

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A Foggy, Dewy Morning

This morning has been chilly and damp, but those are the best mornings for…

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If I Ever See Another Peach…

Sorry we haven’t posted much recently.  Turns out 5 bushels of peaches is way too much to take on when you have a hundred animals and a Bella to keep up with.  At least Declan isn’t ambulatory yet. Anyway, the … Continue reading

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Missing: Dog and 2 Year-Old Girl

This morning, I couldn’t find Tank OR Bella- that usually spells disaster. But, for once, there wasn’t hidden mischief going on. Today, I found them both in her room, sitting side by side… …reading a book.

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Picking Peaches

Yesterday we finally got down to the neighbor’s orchard to pick peaches.  It’s a nice orchard with peaches, apples, and pears, although the trees are sadly neglected and overgrown.  But neglected fruit trees are good for one reason.  We don’t … Continue reading

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Enter Bella, Screaming and Crying

I was just about to delve into cleaning. I had my plan mapped out in my mind. Declan was asleep. Bella was playing outside; the dogs were with her. I knew I had about 30 uninterrupted minutes with which to … Continue reading

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