Tag Archives: self-reliance

Seasonal Bounty

As summer slips into the coolness of fall, nature gifts us with abundant treasures. The mornings are filled with mobs of birds flitting from branch to branch in the wild cherry tree eating its tiny fruit. Then they drop down … Continue reading

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Independence

As the US is celebrating its Independence Day, I have been mulling over the theme of independence.  I’ve never really cared for Fourth of July cook-outs with nitrite-laced hot dogs and salty potato chips.  I do enjoy fireworks, especially when … Continue reading

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Simplifying the Not-So-Simple Life

When my husband and I decided to leave congested Washington, DC behind and pursue the “simple life” in the country, we really didn’t know what we were getting into. Our property consisted of fields and woods – no road, no … Continue reading

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