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A Little More Lucca

05/27/2015

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Our first couple of days in Lucca were spent wandering and lingering and learning the streets around our apartment in the south west corner of town. So many shop windows caught my eye! The goods in all the shops were artfully arranged. The beans, the pasta, the wine, the meats, the cheeses, the clothes. Unfortunately […]

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Summer Love

07/20/2014

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It’s July, the weather in western North Carolina is mild, and summer is sharing the love!

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Highgate Farm

12/07/2013

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Since moving to western North Carolina I have run into John and Melissa at social events in Weaverville and Marshall.  In fact, I ran into them at the soiree I wrote about a while back and they invited me to visit them at Highgate Farm.  This was back in October; but I assure you the […]

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OH SNAP!

10/28/2013

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My hen Snapdragon is at least part Sumatra.  This makes her a bit wary, not as social as our other hens.  She hangs back from the flock, keeps her distance, doesn’t like being petted or fussed over like the others.  Sumatra hens tend to lay fewer eggs, one every 3 days or so.  In Snapdragon’s case, […]

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SNAKE, Part 2

10/14/2013

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Remember this guy?  He was in the coop with an egg in his gullet when we got back from our trip to the Outer Banks.  He came back; again he was coiled around the nest boxes in our coop, egg in gullet.  This time, John found him.  John carefully lifted him with those plastic, long-handled […]

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SNAKE

09/23/2013

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Today we came home from a delightful week at the beach, where we spent time with friends from Chicago and Germany. When we arrived home, the girly-birds were nowhere to be found. I opened the chicken coop to find a four foot long black snake with an egg in its gullet! John managed to snap […]

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We’re Jammin’!

09/10/2013

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This story is over a month old; obviously I have fallen behind in my blogging.  Toward the end of July, my sister invited me over to make peach preserves.  She bought a bushel of South Carolina peaches and it was time to do something with them.  I got lucky – by the time I got […]

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The Pear Thief

09/05/2013

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We had a visitor this week.  I was making supper and John was watching TV.  Our cat Amos was lounging on his perch in the picture window.  Suddenly Amos sprang to his feet, hyper-alert.  John looked out the window and saw a black bear!  The bear was good-sized; he sauntered by the front porch, sniffed […]

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Ruckus and Reward

07/20/2013

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On Thursday morning, I noticed Snapdragon and Clara Barton in the front yard.  Their ring leader Sweet Pea was nowhere to be found.  Then I heard a ruckus in the side yard and panicked – it was Sweet Pea in distress!  My first thought was “Damn it, I am going to be late for work.” […]

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