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    Somehow I stumbled upon Emerson quotes tonight.  I literally loved almost all of them so I thought I would share a few of my favorites. “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.“ “There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.” “I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching.“ “The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.” “We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.” “Pictures must not be too picturesque.” “We are a puny and fickle folk. Avarice, hesitation,…

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    gardens. part III.

    Almost everyday someone comments on how huge our plants have grown.  Some stop and ask what we have in there.  It feels good to know that perhaps this little garden is making a small impact on this neighborhood.   Itty bitty cukes.  Bolita beans (similar to Pinto) Melons need trellised The grains.  Quinoa in back, amaranth in front.   Crazy basil

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    This week we are vacationing at my in-laws while they are taking their own vacation. The thought to use their house for our vacation occurred to me around February while I was researching cabins in Virginia. Once we did the math we realized our upcoming trip to NYC for Thanksgiving and Gentlemen of the Road concert weekend (yay!) had already pushed us over our non-existent vacation budget. I realized that house-sitting would be free, close to home and is as beautiful as a cabin in the woods somewhere. Their 25 acres set back from the road has provided the perfect spot to go fishing and creeking. Mornings have consisted of…