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December 31, 2019

In the years since our hand-harvested food challenge, I notice that I don't have to work as hard to feed myself.  I also don't enjoy feeding myself as much as I did when the garden was the only grocery store.  I remember my grateful tears at the first strawberry of the...

December 23, 2019

Daniel and I have taken a mountain trip together every year since 2011.  We backpacked on our first trips.  Then we went out from a basecamp with only the clothes we wore.  Then we made our own clothes from wool and buckskin.  

So far, we've survived.  In...

December 14, 2019

Yesterday, Jenn walked out of a chicken house gingerly holding a rat trap.  A large rat scurried back and forth inside as I took the cage from Jenn for the next necessary step.  "Don't drown it in my bathtub!" called Kevin.  He has reason to clarify; we discovered too...

December 3, 2019

In October of 2009, I walked into the north pasture and sat next to a four-year-old European chestnut tree.  I've been back every day since.  I watched this sapling reach towards the sky, skew east to avoid the shade of a short-lived alder, shed leaves, and accumulate...

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