Monthly Archives: May 2013

Happy Wood

I love a cheerful log.

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A Girl and her Excavator

Rosebud is learning new things, adding to her repertoire of valuable life skills. Nobody said that these had to be traditional life skills for girls.   As Pete says – “We sweat.  Hydraulics don’t.  So make them do the lifting.” It … Continue reading

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Baby plus blanket

My previous post was a bit heavy-duty.  Today, I offer up instead:  Cute baby pictures! Junior was given a beautiful, hand-made quilt by Mrs. A from church.  I think it’s fair to say that they’re both awfully cute. “I see … Continue reading

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Philosophy bomb on modern healthcare

I picked up a book at the library a week ago that I find equally inspiring, edifying and appalling.  If you haven’t read “The Art of the Commonplace” by Wendell Berry, I highly recommend it. I’m finding it necessary to … Continue reading

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Big skills for little hands

Here’s a sight just about guaranteed to cause any mom a heart attack. At least I have full confidence in his teacher!  We really value the opportunities our children have to learn real life skills.  It’s part of the reason … Continue reading

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Proof

I’m told that photos constitute verification of otherwise unbelievable stories; therefore, I present these as evidence. Chainsawing class.  Unless actively sawing, the brake must always be On. Putting on safety gear. Starting the saw. Going… Going… Gone! Next! To she who … Continue reading

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Chainsaw Day

Saturday was a great day.  Friends came over to help with our first round of firewood cutting and splitting.  We managed to rope in several guys with the lure of chainsaw lessons (with Pete – who is a certified chainsaw instructor) … Continue reading

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BIG Tonka toys

I had fun today! We have toys to play on… our neighbor said, “You’ve got BIG Tonka toys at your house!”   I got to drive the excavator on the right and got a crash course on semis!  (I didn’t get to … Continue reading

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