Tag Archives: Cats


Last Thursday I found out that my Aunt had passed away. At home, in her sleep…on Valentine’s Day. I like to think that my Uncle, who passed in 2007, called her home. She was 88 years old. She had gotten … Continue reading

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Merlin, the Wood Stove and Keeping Warm

So the wood stove is now fully functional. It had a bit of a factory smell at first but that is gone now. It is just the coziest little stove. We haven’t had to use the oil furnace today at … Continue reading

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Bealtaine Cottage

Yesterday was very special for me. I visited Colette O’Neil at Bealtaine Cottage. I stumbled upon her blog last February while searching for information about permaculture in Ireland. I have been an avid follower ever since. Colette has taken a … Continue reading

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Darkening Days

The colors of October are quickly fading to brown. It is looking more and more like November. While the textures remain interesting, the gray sky, brown leaves and naked trees can leave one in need of some color. A good … Continue reading

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Mighty Merlin

It was a moist, warm morning at Brookwood Shire today. It smelled like spring! I opened the windows and was enjoying the air when I heard a noise. The squirrels have now discovered my window boxes. It has been a … Continue reading

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