A new sheriff in town

Snow is on the way.  A hush is in the air, that stillness that always seems to come before snowfall.

Orange blossom honey drizzled in my tea.

   So here I am a week in on the most annoying cold; savoring lots of tea and honey in hopes of soothing my throat. Continue reading

Farmhouse Renovation – A Moment in Time

So many of you have asked – thank you for your interest, but yes, it’s been a bit of a sore subject, leaving me at a loss for words, or words that could be repeated in polite company.  It was, so to speak the straw that broke the camels back and left me in a downward spiral of darkness. Continue reading

Ruby Sloggers There’s No Place Like Home

Brilliant sunshine, fallen leaves crispy and crunchy under my feet, heavy with a coating of frost, a thousand diamonds shimmer in the grass.  An owl screeches high in the treetops.  A donkey is braying loudly and the chickens are beginning their morning chatter.  Swoosh swoosh a flock of buzzards soars overhead.

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onion straws

I fumbled around in the darkness, feeling for a flashlight.  It’s 4:30 am, the power has gone out and it is twenty degrees outside.  The dogs need to go out to the bathroom.  Peanut can no longer navigate the stairs on her own, so I clumsily balance the flashlight, the dog and me down the stairs and out the door.  Carefully, trudging down the frost-coated porch steps in my fashion forward fuzzy slippers and robe, so as not to face plant me and the dog.

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