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Ice ice baby

The ice storm started Friday night.  It didn’t melt until Sunday night. It was beautiful and spooky. No neighbors were out with the chain saws.  Very little shooting, either, so it was a human quiet. The ice crackles.  Limbs broke. … Continue reading

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Anguished but determined

“I am only one, but still I am one.  I cannot do everything, but I can still do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do.”                                                                                          Helen Keller   One … Continue reading

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Twelve Months

I started a baseline journal soon after we moved here. Every couple of days, I write what I’ve seen around the homestead, or heard. What the weather is like. What’s blooming or about to bloom. That kind of stuff. A … Continue reading

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Conversion

(I had a choice of topics this week. I could write about the tree removal here at the Compromise, or I could write about puppy mills. The latter sends me into such a rage and hatred of humanity that I … Continue reading

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Searching

So here we sit, in develhell, looking for property in northwestern Michigan. We’d like some acreage for privacy and nature enjoyment, with some water of some sort; the search has been instructive. For instance, you can buy a property and … Continue reading

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Leaves of Autumn

“John Muir said it:  Most people live on the world and not in it.” –        Doc Hollywood When was the last time you really looked at the trees wherever you live? I like being in nature, I like trees and … Continue reading

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