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Guest blogger Pam Severns: A Gift from God

Pam Severns is one of my dearest friends, and one of my favorite “Grandma” role models. Maybe one of these days I can get Pam to write about the time she flew her two granddaughters[...] read more


I’m wishing my chicks were still this little. A post from 2005.

Just on the other side of my window, beyond the sage curtains I hung recently, past the doubled reflection of gold and green and red and blue lights on our 10-foot tree, I see the[...] read more

On Windows and Scallops

After studying all day in his office, Dave ‘s work day isn’t over. There’s wood to haul in, and a stove to fill and keep stoked. There’s an old window leaning against the building-formerly-known-as-the-chicken-coop, waiting[...] read more

Mossyback Farm

On this gray, chilly day (yay, yay, yay!), with fall just days away, I thought I’d take a moment to look back at the summer of 2012. I think I took about 1600 pictures this summer, so choosing a few to highlight will be difficult. This might[...] read more

Once More

“Cut my hair,” she says, with that all-purpose, pleading tone, the one she uses for popsicles and new shoes and just one more game of cards.

I don’t want to cut her hair. She’s twelve … almost thirteen, and that means she[...] read more


We missed the Evergreen State Fair this year. I don’t know how that happens. I am always so determined that we’re going to go, but sometimes August slips into September and our chance disappears along with it. There’s always the Puyallup,[...] read more

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