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  • Baby Ducks

    We have new baby ducks! Momma duck laid her eggs in the barn so we put them in a safe place (a very large, low cage) until they hatched. They arrived, happy and healthy on July 10th. Momma took them down to the pond immediately and they’ve been cruising around the yard already. They’re mallards, […]

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  • Labeling Book Interview

    Donna Maria Coles Johnson, CEO of the Indie Beauty Network just interviewed me about my book. Check out the online interview! I’ve been a member of the Indie Beauty Network (formerly the Handmade Beauty Network) for years and have recently had the pleasure to work with Donna Maria in several collaborations, including a joint project […]

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  • United Airlines – Bad Customer Service

    UNBELIEVABLY bad customer service! In the beginning of June I went to Burlington, Vermont. My trip back, on June 8th was probably the absolutely WORST travel experience I’ve ever had. It wasn’t because my flights were delayed by weather, or because I ended up having to spend the night in the Chicago airport, or even […]

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  • Welcome New Puppy!

    We just got a new puppy! I’d been talking about getting a little dog as a friend for Max, but never got around to actually looking for one. Yesterday a cute little girl puppy fell into our laps and is now a member of the family.

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  • Soap Cutting

    Yesterday was the day for cutting soap. I made 8 batches several days ago and they’ve been wrapped in their blankets, patiently waiting to be cut. Now in the drying rack (see picture) I have pumpkin spice, peach, swirled unscented, lovespell, sandalwood & amber and kumquat. Sort of an eclectic mix! I do so like […]

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  • Cougars and the 2nd Amendment

    We went riding yesterday, the second time this week. Good for the horses and good for us. We ride bareback, both for riding practice and because it’s really good exercise. Jere rides Heavy, our Belgian-mix mare, which is sort of like riding a sofa. I ride Mellow, our thouroughbred, which is more like riding a […]

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