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Creating a Shade Garden

I come from a long line of farmers and teachers. This must explain the fact that I love to dig in the dirt, plant seeds and bedding plants, and watch them grow. I have a shade garden on the north side of the house where a Japanese maple waves gracefully in the wind. Because of… Continue reading Creating a Shade Garden

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From Sun to Rain

For me, Memorial Day weekend signals the almost-end of the school year and the beginning of summer. We spent a sunny weekend with family, eating corn on the cob, watermelon, steak from the grill, and pie -- among other things (I won't mention the homemade Chocolate Chip Waffles if you won't). We watched a lot… Continue reading From Sun to Rain

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Music, please.

Music has been woven through the fabric of my entire life. When I was a child, my father formed a country and western band. They drove all over Alberta performing, and he played the drums. I was very familiar with his favorite country stars, such as Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Johnny Cash.… Continue reading Music, please.