Category Archives: Cultivation

Window Garden & Mid-week Update

A few weeks back (or is it months now, boy does time just fly!), I had posted about us starting to tear down the kitchen cabinets. Although, the project has been put on hold to deal with a few more … Continue reading

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Variations in light

 Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better — Albert Einstein We got to the park around 3 pm. Although the days are longer than they were a short while ago, you still feel the darkness coming … Continue reading

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Busy busy busy…

It’s been a crafting and “Christmasing” sort of week-end here! Our brand new Advent Calendar (beautifully crafted by my husband) went up on Sunday. We’ve started decorating and put up the outdoor lights. The house is so much more festive … Continue reading

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And the trees keep falling…

Have you ever gone from elated to not so sure about something in less than 24 hours? I’m there now… This is the picture I posted 2 days ago about gaining so much light on our grounds due to our … Continue reading

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The Story of the Chinese Farmer (2:20)

Originally posted on Zen Flash:
▶ The Story of the Chinese Farmer – YouTube. A parable about life and nature narrated by Alan Watts, animated by Steve Agnos, and with music by Chris Zabriskie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX0OARBqBp0

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Thoughts and struggle concerning time

You may have noticed that I’m still not very active on my blog these days. Honestly, I can’t blame my arm anymore. Although there is still some healing to do, it’s feeling much better and I’ve recovered a wide range … Continue reading

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Revolutions X 4…

And here we go for number 5.   Hooray for : Sushi dinners and becoming more agile with chopsticks. Preschool made birthday crowns  wore well into the evening. Candle covered ice cream, while patiently waiting for your special homemade cupcakes … Continue reading

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Harsh wake-up, harsh reality…

Being a parent… (Picture taken by my brother-in-law on Little Miss 1st birthday – Sept 2011) As we are fast approaching the end of our Little Miss’ 4th turn around the sun, I’m finding myself honestly more and more pensive … Continue reading

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New start, new memories, fresh paint!

So, how do you get over a heart ripping blow in one week-end? Do some physical work, find a new perspective on things and slap on a fresh coat of paint! My parents were sweet enough to offer us refuge in … Continue reading

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A day of making.

  Today was all about making… It was about dad making muffins for big and little people (vegan apple pumpkin muffins to be precise) and starting our journey down the sourdough starter road. It was about expanding on our own … Continue reading

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