Monthly Archives: August 2017


This is not all of my yarn  stash.  There is a nice big box on a shelf, and a large shopping bag for christmas gifts to be started as soon as I finish the sweater I’m working on.  BUT this … Continue reading

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Tuna harvest has begun

Tuna is the name for the fruit of the pickly pear cactus!! Prickly pear (Opuntia) grows almost all over the United States, even in the snow belts.  We had a plant where we lived in New Jersey.  As the climate … Continue reading

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crazy times

Am I the only one bothered by those who want to see no limitations to the second amendment while they are calling out for limitations to the first? And what has happened to the country I grew up in, where for … Continue reading

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