WE WIN!

WE WIN!

A striped caterpillar I found on the parsley may be the culprit who has chewed holes in the leaves of the pepper plants. All but the base of a small romaine disappeared. For that I blame a cottontail who lives on…

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SHELTER

SHELTER

Special friends gave Mr. Whiskers a perfect little shelter to scoot into should stormy weather happen when the house door is closed. Does he use it? At times, if the mood moves him. Otherwise he may choose to tuck his…

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FREE FLOW

FREE FLOW

Even a tiny pond has its challenges. To find a good pump that is not too powerful for a small area is one of them. I've had two strong ones that kept the water flowing - practical but not pretty.…

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PERSEVERE

PERSEVERE

Are all squirrels endowed with a humongous dose of determination? At least one of their number is. At Beech Croft there are two beech trees, one huge oak, plus a walnut almost on the property line. Some of his family…

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A SWEET FRAGRANCE?

A SWEET FRAGRANCE?

A gentle little fellow fell into a deep window well at the back of Beech Croft. I discovered him Wednesday afternoon. His pungent odour had identified him a day or two earlier. Even a baby skunk emits a powerful stench.…

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THIS LAND

THIS LAND

Today Canada celebrates 150 years as a country. Compared to other nations it's about at the toddler stage, but to Canadians, this birthday is a biggie. Clothing, camp chairs, toys, towels, plates...anything that can display "Canada 150" is available for…

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WE CAN’T LOSE!

WE CAN’T LOSE!

On June 7th I attended the celebration of the life of a man who was loved a bunch. It's likely that everyone remembered at least one time Mervin blessed them. For me it was a beautiful night on a winter…

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BECOMING

BECOMING

Crossroads Life Church hosted a ladies' breakfast featuring the theme "Becoming". We were asked to consider what we have in our hands - what resources, talents, abilities. I love to write. I have this Mac, access to the internet, and…

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LETTING GO

LETTING GO

The school year at Charis Bible College has ended. Our third year class graduated on the 10th. On Saturday morning we enjoyed a grand promotional breakfast for those who completed 1st year and, in the afternoon the 2nd year graduates…

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OUR SIXTH SENSE

OUR SIXTH SENSE

After breakfast a few days ago I started up the path from the lodge when I noticed four mule deer on the far side of the parking lot. When I spoke to them they came to me and followed until…

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