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  Two weekends in a row of fun, friends and family! How lucky am I?!? It was a weekend of learning…… Learning to build a swing from rope and firewood. Learning to build a fire. Fishing was good. If you … Continue reading

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Thankful

“Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are.” I read this on facebook the other day. Need to post it in huge letters in my kitchen, my office, my bedroom, my bathroom, my car…… Because, … Continue reading

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Horses and fruitcake 

November 15 and nearly 60 degrees. What unbelievable weather for North Dakota! What a great weekend for a horsemanship clinic. And that is why I am pouting. You see, about six weeks ago my husband asked which weekend in November … Continue reading

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Is it really that time?

My elves kept telling my it was time to get ready for the holiday baking season. Time to make and wrap caramels. Time to form the sandbakkels Time to get the shortbread formed and in the freezer.   Time to mix … Continue reading

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Changing Seasons

This little patch of pansies has been a source of joy to me since early spring when they appeared along the edge of my sidewalk. The first to bloom this spring, they are still pushing out cheerful little blossoms despite … Continue reading

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 Why? Because. 

The past month has been turbulent. There have been tears and laughter. Good memories and feelings of guilt and frustration. And asking God why. Why was Nathan not the same as other little brothers? Why do people really care if the … Continue reading

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Old recipes

January is the best time to try new cookie recipes. The past season is still fresh in our minds: the successes, the flavors we were lacking, the recipes that simply took too much labor. So I peruse my extensive library … Continue reading

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My Grape Misadventure

A few years ago we planted the left-over Valiant grapes on a fence to hide our propane tanks. Last year I made some really yummy jelly. This year we have lots more grapes so I decided to just make juice … Continue reading

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Get ‘er Done!

Tonight I was reading the back of a tee shirt at one of Mark’s and my favorite summertime haunts – The Country Mouse at The Mouse River Park. It said “Get ‘er Done. Tomorrow.” I’m kinda liking the ‘tomorrow’ bit. … Continue reading

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Winter has lost its Grip!

Winter’s nasty grip has finally broken. The weather has warmed up and the sun is shining! My white strep is blooming its fool head off. The first of the seedlings are peeking through. Can’t you just smell the basil? And … Continue reading

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