Dynamite That Word Dam!

I could stand it no more! The quiet, patient laptop won me over Saturday. I made a pot of inky coffee and made a batch of oatmeal cookies so I could be up there in Sci-Fi land for the long haul. The cookies were made with very expired flour, expired oats, expired eggs, elderly, rock-hard…

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Stop Howling! I Hear You!

I have changed the cabin dynamic and nobody around there is happy about it. I have taken Spring Cleaning to an all-time high by clearing out entire rooms, all of them, one at a time. The cabin was stuffed with old boxes of obscure plunder, decrepit appliances, one more project shoehorned into a tight space,…

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A Reader from Sentience to Senility

From the time I was a wee tot, I have loved BOOKS. Sure, at first I actually ate them, leaving slobbery gnawed scallops in the covers of my Little Golden Books. When I started READING them, I was so sad I’d eaten Mama Cat’s head (The Three little Kittens). You know, the three little kittens…

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Woodland May Apples

Newly leafing May Apples, and I sure have lots of them.  Part of my land is a Kentucky – designated wetland. That’s the perfect environment for the well-storied May Apple. Other names: Umbrella Plant, Duck Foot, American Mandrake, Wild Jalap, Racoon Berry, Hog Apple and Indian Apple. Lest the “American Mandrake” scare you, like, don’t…

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Silliness, Take It or Leave It!

“Hey, Bud! What’s up with you these days?”   “Well if it isn’t ol’ Bud! Good to see you!”   “Didn’t I see Bud around here somewhere?”           “I think Bud had to leave.”           “How would you bloomin’ know?” “Oh, come on. We all leave eventually!…

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A Poem by Elise t’Hoot from Hate All Around

Tug of the Leash   I never knew the loneliest word was home Home That’s where you are and where I feel I’ll never be again What do you think and do you want this wandering wreck to come home? Home? I go to bed and miss your touch Do you miss me all that…

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The Most Marvellous Bread!

I have brought many loaves into the world over the years: German Rye, Swedish Rye, French Baguette, Challah, Sally Lunn, Farmhouse, Wheat, lots of different kinds. Now I have finally hit upon the most fabulous, I love it, oh boy bread ever. The recipe is based loosely on Challah, with substitutions and additions. Flint Springs Loaded…

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