Heat plus rain plus epic weeds = “Jungle Gardening”

Those who work their land will have plenty of food, but those who follow worthless pursuits have no sense. - Proverbs 12:11 Yesterday morning, aware that I have been more than a little behind on yard work, I set out to deal with both gardens - here at Maul-Hall and my parents' next door. If …

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Is a “hole-in-one” just a stroke of luck?

- Photo by George Dudley For, while physical training is of some value, godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come... - 1 Timothy 4:8 Thursday, given the amazing gift of 65-degrees along with beautiful sunshine, my friend George and I ventured out for our …

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there is little freedom without knowledge, open spirits, and hard work

"The feast has been prepared. The bulls and fattened cattle have been killed, and everything is ready. Come to the banquet!" - Matthew 22:4 FOODIE-POST! Most of my recent food posts have been about mining gold in new cookbooks, carefully following directions, and expanding my repertoire by exposing myself to new ideas. My commitment to …

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Relationships and hard work

Saturday was another beautiful day here in Connecticut. The sun shone enough that I could play outside with the children. Then we built railroad tracks, did puzzles, read books, watched a couple of episodes of "Bubble Guppies" (don't ask!), and - my personal favorite - lined up all the animals for their adventure on Noah's …

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Scrub, prep, prime, paint – no shortcuts allowed!

Today looks like another painting marathon over at my parents new house. Rebekah and I were hard at it all day Friday - to amazing effect - and we'll do our best to finish before our necks and shoulders totally freeze over late this afternoon. Sometimes just putting up primer amounts to a mega-transformation. Years …

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