Archive | July, 2020

Why did I do this?

July 30, 2020

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Why did I do this?

Um, my cucumber plant is making more cucumbers than I need. Why did I start gardening?

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Garbage books

July 29, 2020

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Garbage books

I think that my curmudgeoness is starting to take over. I really, really, really dislike garbage books. Most of current children’s books are complete crap. This is a page from a popular author’s sequel. I’ve never read the first one (name withheld), but as I started to read this one with some children, I ‘noped’ […]

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Deconstructed staple

July 27, 2020

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Deconstructed staple

I bought a giant cutting board a while ago and in addition to doing a bang-up job holding the food I cut, it also calls to me to fill it with food to directly eat. This weekend I wanted to make a charcuterie board for lunch. It was great: homemade bread, rolls of sliced meat, […]

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Olive saver

July 26, 2020

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Olive saver

Lloyd needed to take all his school computer stuff from the basement back to his classroom today and I tagged along. After helping him unload, I went on a quest for a better olive container. We typically use a third to a half-can of olives at a time, and put the leftovers in a Pyrex […]

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Yard Work

July 22, 2020

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Yard Work

Sam and Rachel have been overhauling their backyard. They live on a large, one-acre lot and it’s lovely. So far it’s been a big expanse of grass, but now they’re carving it all up into something that will rival Mount Rushmore! There’s a big patio /firepit-watching area carved into their hill with a brick retaining […]

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Tree tired

July 21, 2020

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After supper, we went to help some friends with some downed tree branches. Well, Lloyd went to help. I just stood around and gave ‘advice’. Some of the little branches were no trouble for Lloyd and his electric chainsaw, which is surprisingly powerful, but there is an actual tree that needs more help than he […]

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