Author Archives: Jessie

Not Buying It Anymore

It’s been my repeated experience that for those who already feel the new sensibility, the old promises haven’t just lost their plausibility; they’ve lost their emotional appeal. It’s one thing to proclaim salvation from nature, history, and the human condition … Continue reading

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Still At It

Hello friends.  It’s been too long.  Things have been busy around here, for sure, but I’m happy to report that we’re still at it. The garden is mostly tapped out, but I still managed to harvest a ton of basil: … Continue reading

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I Miss You All!

Yes, I’m still here. And yes, I’m still fighting the good fight, although it’s a bit slower going these days. Probably has something to do with the two small people featured above….ahem. :-) In any case, the things we need … Continue reading

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30 Days of Thanks – 2: Friends

‘Tis the season here in the States, the season for giving thanks.  Both an an exercise in happiness, and to get me back in the habit of blogging daily, I’m going to post one thing I’m thankful for in the … Continue reading

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30 Days of Thanks – 1: Family

‘Tis the season here in the States, the season for giving thanks.  Both an an exercise in happiness, and to get me back in the habit of blogging daily, I’m going to post one thing I’m thankful for in the … Continue reading

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Looking for Easy

I was watching Alaska: The Last Frontier on the Discovery Channel (a show I *highly* recommend, and I watch very little television), and a neighbor of the Kilcher family talked about moving his family to the Alaska wilderness. “It’s not … Continue reading

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Takes a lickin’

After a month (or more) of neglect, I’m happy to report that it’s not dead! And now I’m armed with this… So lets make some bread!!!

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Eggs!!!

  Finally!  I found eggs!! Seriously, my chickens are over seven months old, and these are the first eggs that I’ve found.  I wasn’t quite sure I was going to make it… ;-) I guess you ladies are moochers no … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start

I feel like I’m waking up from a fog. Everyone is healthy and we were never in any serious danger, but I’d be lying if I said the last month of my pregnancy was easy.  All I could really focus … Continue reading

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Hello Everyone

We’re home, and doing well. Talk to you soon… :-)

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