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Home sweet home again

What are we to do in all this heat and smoke? Canadian wildfire smoke is mucking up the air on both sides of the Cascades, all the way down to Oregon. The Department of Ecology tells us the air quality is terrible, which we already know because we feel it in our lungs. The smoke […]

Always be the months

Last weekend my daughter turned two years old. I remember everything about the night she was born: how all day I had known the contractions were real, timing them after dinner and calling the midwife, being expected to give a family medical history to the nurse at the hospital when there’s a bowling ball raging […]

The joy of growing raspberries

We picked raspberries at dusk yesterday, delighting in how plentiful this crop has become for our family. We have strawberries, blueberries and a garden full of veggie plants. But it is our  raspberry bush, abundant in those sweet red goodies, that we love the most. Raspberries are one of the most expensive fruits to purchase, […]

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