Monthly Archives: April 2013

Weekend in Philly

We just got back last night from a fantastic weekend in Philadelphia with my Uncle Don and Aunt June.  This was the second year they’ve invited us to attend a concert with them of the Philadelphia Orchestra – and I … Continue reading

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Shiitake logs resurface…

When we first moved into this house we brought over our wood pile from the old house and kind of dumped it in a big stack.  Later on we brought over our logs that we had drilled and inoculated with … Continue reading

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My 5k time

I’ve now been running since January, usually 2-3 times a week.  It’s been a journey, going from doing 1 minute runs coupled with 1.5 minute walks all the way to being able to run a full 5k almost 5 months … Continue reading

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The dog debate

Rosie (our family’s first dog) died December of 2011.  At the time we knew we’d likely want another dog, but wanted to finish grieving her before we took the plunge.  I had thought that we’d be ready after a year, … Continue reading

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Remember this guy?

The last time we saw this young man on this chair he was wishing Nana a happy retirement almost 2 years ago.  He was back in the same chair this weekend while Beth was looking at couches.  There chair’s still really … Continue reading

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A new wood splitting method

You all know that I’m pretty new to splitting wood.  I’ve been working with our yard sale maul, and just recently supplemented it with a second maul that has a heavier head, but is significantly blunter.  It seems that between the two … Continue reading

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A quick gardening update

We’ve been doing our variation on ‘no till gardening’ for the past few years.  For one thing, we don’t rototill our garden each spring as many do.  I’ve read often that tilling will create an initial flush of nutrients, but … Continue reading

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