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With great power comes great responsibility

With great power comes great responsibility

My children (and probably husband, friends and everyone I know) probably get tired of me finding an life lesson in the most mundane things of life but I suppose, that’s just how I’m wired. For Mother’s Day, my husband upgraded our regular miter saw...
Thankfulness & peace

Thankfulness & peace

The week after Memorial Day until today has been a little bit surreal.  In nearby Minneapolis, the death of George Floyd due to police abuse, sparked a series of legitimate peaceful protests, and then spiraled down into looting, rioting, arson and other crimes in...
Best Ever Rhubarb Cake

Best Ever Rhubarb Cake

My mom and grandma would make this cake every spring as the rhubarb was starting to fill out.  It’s not keto (though I make it with gluten free flour these days), but it is an amazing treat ushering in spring/summer:   Rhubarb Cake 1 1/2 cups brown sugar...
Bees

Bees

Honey bees…..waiting for my Wisconsin nucs.  Lost 4 hives last winter/spring; very disappointing.   This is my third year of beekeeping and I’ve had some great successes (overwintering all hives during 2018/19 awful winter) and complete failures 2017/18...
Shady Elm tree

Shady Elm tree

Not all the elm trees on the property are dead.  I thought for sure they were, but this one keeps growing up against the 70+ year old garage and for the longest time I ignored it’s ancestory.  Yes, I think it is a weedy Siberian elm, although I can’t say...