Category Archives: Country Living

Spring Cleaning

With so much disorder in my life right now, I decided to try to put some order into my house. With three dogs and a construction mud pit out back, I’m living in a dirt hole. I thought I would … Continue reading

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There’s Always Good

We are doing a lot of  landscaping and hardscaping this year.  We plan to make our own outdoor retreat with a terraced bank and a waterfall.  So we had to take down a number of trees that were too close … Continue reading

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That’s My Seat

This is my spot. It’s where I stand every morning, five days a week. It’s right where the second door of the first car of the train opens. You better not be standing there when I walk down the platform. … Continue reading

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Patience

A chilly wind blew through and the giddy, swirling, confetti leaves dropped to their destiny weaving a fire-hued carpet on the cold, damp ground. And the trees stood bare-boned, having lost their coats of many colors, reaching their skeleton fingers … Continue reading

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The Art of Gratefulness – Day 3

This Japanese Maple was planted by my husband when he built our house in the 80’s. Originally, it was in front of the house. When we did renovations a few years ago, it had to be moved so we could … Continue reading

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Ah..Dostoyevsky

I committed murder last night. I did not plan it. I do not regret it. But neither am I proud of it. I had thought all day about those horrible creatures mauling my beautiful plants. I let the idea of … Continue reading

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They’re Baaacckkk….

Today is double garbage day so this morning I walked the regular garbage bin down to the road.  On the way back, I checked on the twin brother of the murdered plant. (Calling it murder may be a bit premature … Continue reading

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Woodland Creatures

We live in a fairly rural part of Connecticut. Our home is set on 4 acres on a woodsy hill. Our neighbors have horses and chickens. Down the road a piece there are farms: dairy, cattle, horse, alpaca, you name … Continue reading

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