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The Good Life On Pumpkin Hollow Farm

  Thrilling.  I gave away my bike six years after moving to the country.  Busy highway thoroughfares and dirt roads and small towns with steep hills don’t make for good leisure driving.  This time last year we were checking on pregnant does and watching our chickens taking dust baths on such a  beautiful day as …

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“Come with me,” the winemaker said to his newfound friend and now business partner, Gary, “Let me show you something.”  The gentleman over the bar pouring my wine flight recalled his first meeting with Marko in Croatia. The beginnings of Purgatory Cellars. “So, I followed him out to the middle of nowhere and there is this shed …

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  My long, layered skirts, aprons, and prairie style do not even invoke a second glance in Elizabeth.  The country knows me, as well as its occupants.  In the city, here in Parker, Lord, I am provoking full on gawks and stares!  I feel a bit like a fish out of water. Yet, I sit near the …

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  Water.  I don’t actually care for it.  I don’t like to drink straight water.  But when I returned to my vegetarian lifestyle my body went through a mega detox again.  Instead of my usual standby to help flush out organs of nettle and dandelion tea, I was craving something altogether different.  Quarts of hot …

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An ordinary apartment.  But after being homeless for the first time in my life, the word HOME means a whole lot to me.  So this rug spoke to me. We started with a blank space.  Cream colored walls and cream soft carpet makes the sunlight that pours in the many windows soften and glow and …

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  I have a rather unique profession.  A calling, if you will.  I have a knowledge that used to be well known.  There were and always will be the medicine people that know intimately the plants and make most of the medicine for the tribe and community.  However, everyone ought to have some basic knowledge.  The …

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I have found the most beautiful cookbook.  It is called “The Forest Feast” by Erin Gleeson.  You can taste the food and smell the forest and celebrate with friends as you flip the pages.  Cool cocktails and interesting takes on vegetables wooed me into the check out line with it.  I have spent hours lost …

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Shyanne often had ear aches when she was little.  A lot of children do.  Ear infections, ear aches, swimmer’s ear, and in dogs and cats we have yeast infections and ear mites.  One single ear drop can take care of it all. Take 1 clove of garlic (more is not better) sliced in half and …

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It is a little known fact that when one enters the world via a hospital in the beautiful Mile High City or surrounds one does so promise to adore and aptly cheer for the Denver Broncos.  It is the escape from the mundane work week and a piece of our genetic makeup.  Its highs and lows …

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