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Life On A Dirt Road

From our back hill in the evening I love living on a ranch. I love being surrounded by agriculture. Rural life suits me. It inspires me. The best mornings are the long, quiet ones with my morning mocha on the front porch. The birds are singing, the hens are pecking on the lawn, and the… Continue reading Life On A Dirt Road

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My Hygge Spots

Lately we've had high nineties and triple digit weather. This means of course that I get stuff done early and late. This woman does not do extreme temperatures in either direction. Unlike my handsome, now swarthy husband who likes it hot enough to fry eggs outside. He's nuts though. I have a great love for… Continue reading My Hygge Spots

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My Piece of Peace

You know this world is an ugly place full of evil people. But it's also a beautiful place full of wonderful people. It all depends on the day, right? Our perception changes with our moods, circumstances, blood sugar levels or hormones. Embarrassingly so. That's why I think it's important to tend our perceptions and adjust… Continue reading My Piece of Peace

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Fall in The Valley

  This valley is more and more my home. Transplanted from the Puget Sound area, where it's cool, wet, piney and certainly more watery, I have come to love this desert. I love it because of the agriculture, the rich history and the beautiful people. The generations of tough ranchers who refuse to surrender to… Continue reading Fall in The Valley

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Smoke and Mirrors

This morning I took my baby to the eye doctor to get his glasses. The doctor promised these would help him with the difficulties he has had in learning to read. We are both pretty excited about that, my son and I. Besides he thinks they look great. They do.     I love living… Continue reading Smoke and Mirrors

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Scouting the Divine

  Scouting the Divine: My Search for God in Wine, Wool, and Wild Honey by Margaret Feinberg was a catalyst to a journey for me. I have always loved animals and I'd even owned a few sheep, but I was't serious about them. I was focused on my dairy goats and horses-both of which have completely… Continue reading Scouting the Divine

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Summer Livin’

I'm sure some of you spend summers traveling and lolling about in lounge chairs, reading by your pool. Well, lots of people around here do that anyway. It's hot! I love those things too, and I'm already nut-brown, which is an act of God Almighty for this freckled woman of Irish and Swedish descent; but… Continue reading Summer Livin’

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Back In The Saddle Review

Ruth Logan Herne... What more an I say that I haven't already said about this wonderful author from my reviews of her other two books in this trilogy? I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that Blogging For Books was offering this book up for reviews after already being able to read and review… Continue reading Back In The Saddle Review