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City girl goes country (part 11) My new friend - the pressure cooker
Wednesday, July 17, 2013      21 comments

We always had a pressure cooker in our house when I was a child. Before crock pots, that was one way to get a meal on the table when there wasn't a lot of time immediately beforehand. Dad always told me that it was the best way to insure that ... Read more
Photos can be misleading even when not “photoshopped”
Monday, July 15, 2013      25 comments

I’ve explained my temporary absence from SP in my last blog entry. When I took this photo in Bucharest, Romania. I was so excited to see such a large symbol of our children’s university (Virginia Tech) in this unusual location. It was e... Read more
Where are your photos and where will they be?
Thursday, July 11, 2013      25 comments

I'm pretty sure everyone here has some pictures of their grandparents and maybe even their great-grandparents. They are extremely helpful when doing genealogy research and individually cherished because there are comparatively few of them. ... Read more
This belongs in the “where does the time go?” file.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013      28 comments

Here are our 6 grandchildren in 2005 (ages 3 to 10) This week our “boy scout” (above 2nd from the left) got his boating license at camp. ... Read more
How hard would you work-out for food?
Monday, July 08, 2013      26 comments

First you have to leap from a nearby tree and catch the bottom of a “squirrel-proof” bird feeder with your feet. Then maneuver your body upwards ... Read more
If you oppose GMOs (genetically modified food) are you condemning millions to death by starvation?
Sunday, July 07, 2013      18 comments

This appeared in the June issue of Fortune Magazine “Why the March on Genetically Modified Food Hurts the Hungry” You can find the article online at: http://money.cnn.com/201
ically-modified-food.pr.... Read more
Too much healthy food? Good thing I have a “parole officer”
Saturday, July 06, 2013      27 comments

Sometimes you just have to get back to basics. I’ve been happily busy lately with family activities. I’ve been running and walking and kayaking and being just plain active. My fitness tracker reflects all of this. I’ve been preparing ... Read more
City Girl Goes Country (Part 10) – Look what we grew!
Friday, July 05, 2013      24 comments

Now what do I do with it? No problem - SP provided me with several options. I roasted some of the zucchini and squash – very easy and very good. I’ll steam th... Read more
“Mudslides, flooding cause evacuations and road closings”
Thursday, July 04, 2013      17 comments

and BTW, today’s race is canceled too. You can’t argue with Mother Nature. That downpour that soaked my shoes on Tuesday continued through Wednesday and the river is 3 ft above the 10 ft flood stage. The trail is under water as well as som... Read more
Ladies, pretend you have time traveled back to 1965 and must buy some clothes
Wednesday, July 03, 2013      37 comments

You don't want to stand out. So, click here to find your size. www.simplicity.com/t-sew
x#misspetite The fact is that back then if you made some of your own clothes, the pattern you bought... Read more
You can’t find a lumberjack when you need one, so you have to improvise.
Tuesday, July 02, 2013      13 comments

This huge tree trunk was floating by our house, a casualty of the last storm. Since it would be a definite hazard to boats, we lassoed it and dragged it into shore. No... Read more
How many calories can you burn doing this? For an hour!
Monday, July 01, 2013      33 comments

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No adult needed – No license either
Sunday, June 30, 2013      29 comments

They’re not old enough to drive a jetski or a boat, but they can still explore the lake. Fortunately our cove is large enough that they are always in sight of us as we ... Read more
Mother nature – both beautiful and destructive
Saturday, June 29, 2013      21 comments

Recent storms have raised our lake level significantly. The depth at the end of our dock is about 20 feet. Sadly, our neighbor experienced nature’s full fury. Their dock is now gone thanks to a large uprooted tree. ... Read more
I call this “cross training” and just plain fun
Friday, June 28, 2013      24 comments

This is one of the benefits of living on a lake. That’s me and our granddaughter. She’s 11, the youngest of 6, and the only girl. We’re off to explore way back into ... Read more

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