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September 22, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010      0 comments

Well, the summer is waning in my region. I have canned and preserved almost everything that I intended to do. It was a great growing summer here, hot with just the right amount of rain. Now the trees are changing and it is time for me to get ... Read more
Can you name this wildflower?
Friday, April 30, 2010      2 comments

Yesterday afternoon I was out walking and saw this wildflower. I am unable to identify it, and have never seen one here on this farm. Can anyone tell me what it is? ... Read more
Monday and all sunshine!
Monday, April 05, 2010      1 comments

I have been spending part of my days outside since Friday working on my perennial beds. I do have one asparagus bed right outside my kitchen garden. The spears are just beginning to peek their heads out of the earth. In three days I hope to h... Read more
Sunshine and no snow
Tuesday, March 16, 2010      1 comments

Well, the snow has been gone for 4 days here. I do know that we are not through with the white stuff, but I enjoy a reprieve. It is amazing how fast the plants start coming up. I have a daffodil almost in bloom and lots of crocus. The elepha... Read more
I'm a believer
Tuesday, March 09, 2010      2 comments

I went for a doctor's visit yesterday. In less than two months I have dropped my blood pressure from 169/89 to 129/80 and my cholesterol went from over 200 to 159. I had always thought that I was a healthy eater and exercised regularly. Well,... Read more
ethereal morning
Saturday, March 06, 2010      0 comments

It was the most ethereal morning. There was a heavy fog which gave way to the most beautiful frost covering everything. The snow was so frozen on the top that I could walk on it. My exercise partner thought that it was beautiful also. Now th... Read more
Spark brighter
Friday, March 05, 2010      3 comments

I joined this site in January due to health and weight issues. I read about it in GOOD HOUSEKEEPING magazine. Well, I ordered THE SPARK and just started reading it. I cannot believe what I would have missed out on if I had not done that littl... Read more
The sun is out, the sky is blue...
Thursday, March 04, 2010      4 comments

There is still a LOT of snow on the ground here. I cannot walk without snowshoes because it is crusty and it is too difficult to get anywhere far. The sun is out today and it is so beautiful. It reminds me that spring, with all of its hope an... Read more
Eat food...
Thursday, February 25, 2010      1 comments

Michael Pollan says "Eat food. Not much. Mostly fruit and vegetables." ... Read more
still snowing
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      2 comments

Today is yet another beautiful day in northeastern Ohio. I love to go out in this snow with my dog, Sami. The sad thing is that the snow is now too deep for her to walk in, so she has to stay indoors while I walk. She is so sad. ... Read more
The big day of Love
Sunday, February 14, 2010      0 comments

Isn't Valentine's Day grand? I love hearts and flowers. Making Valentine cards is a creative and fun way to express oneself artistically. I am enjoying the beautiful snow also. We have had a real old fashioned winter here this year. Today I... Read more
exercise partner
Thursday, February 11, 2010      3 comments

My exercise partner is relentless. Can you believe that she is 77 years old and outdoes me everytime?! (She is 11 in human years.) Well, I doubt that I will get much outdoor activity today. I have to drive to Erie, Pennsylvania to attend... Read more
she made me do it.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010      2 comments

Thanks to my exercise partner, I did go out in the snow after all. We are enjoying a major snow storm in my area and the wind chill was 0 degrees. It seems warmer now so I struck out with the snow shoes and my exercise partner. I am glad that... Read more
turkeys lurking
Tuesday, February 09, 2010      3 comments

I went out yesterday afternoon with my exercise partner, who is merciless. I strapped on the snowshoes and started off across the fields. There were 18 wild turkeys finding leftover soybeans under the snow. They were terrified and ran faster ... Read more
snow, snow, snow I go...
Sunday, February 07, 2010      1 comments

Friday night we received 12 inches of snow. Yesterday I only walked about outside. Today I strapped on those vintage snowshoes and took a 45 minute walk with my exercise partner. I saw so many deer tracks. It is a bit slow walking but it is ... Read more

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