Category Archives: The Present Insanity

Nobody wants to see that.

I store sleeping bags under the piano, as acoustic dampers. Otherwise, my eardrums meet in the middle of my head when I practice. I had a sleeping bag to replace under there today, and found this: Any pianist worth their … Continue reading

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Animal Control

So, I called the Sheriff’s office today and spoke to the animal control officer. We decided not to press criminal charges against the neighbor – though we could – but we are legally able to shoot the dog if it … Continue reading

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When you’re making cheese and there’s a spider on the floor.

Pretty sure the picture says it all.

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Dogs and chickens

I don’t like dogs. For one, I’m allergic to them, and as cute as they can be, I enjoy breathing more. I really don’t like aggressive dogs. Killer dogs. Apparently, one of my neighbors owns one. This morning I was greeted with the … Continue reading

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Busy day

Major accomplishments around the homestead today by the Villa team: 1. Planted 50 cloves of garlic. 2. Peeled a dozen more bulbs, sliced them and started them in the dehydrator. In th garage. Which, by all olfactory evidence, is completely … Continue reading

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New hack for scrubbing burnt pots

I love finding new hacks, especially when it comes to getting burnt pans clean without ruining them. Last week, I tried making three gallons of goat milk into caramel by mixing the milk and the sugar in a turkey roaster, … Continue reading

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Going where they’ve never gone before

It’s finally happened. I have friends that will think I’ve either lost my mind, my nerve, or my gumption. However you want to spin it, here goes: my two oldest are now in public school. Before you completely lose it, … Continue reading

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