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    lol!! One of the joys of living in Vermont is...

    lol!!

    One of the joys of living in Vermont is that many people are like my neighbor who does his lawn/garden work in his pajama bottoms. My neighbor on the other side once came over for Friday...
  2. Thread: July Purge

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    I am very hesitantly purging a wing chair, half...

    I am very hesitantly purging a wing chair, half of a pair we bought used two years ago. I hate to throw it away, but the upholstery has seen better days, and the legs are wobbly, and we replaced it...
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    Dogs: Leash vs Fence

    It is 9:57am on the East Coast, and I'm still in my robe. I did have early telephone interviews, so I might have an excuse, but, frankly, I'm amazed that these days, I stay in my robe for hours.

    I...
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    The tomatoes are in my DH's garden, and his life...

    The tomatoes are in my DH's garden, and his life philosophy is "if one is good, 100 is always better". This approach to life has led to many arguments, such as when he's taking a pharmaceutical, or...
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    In answer to the question in the OP--my daughter...

    In answer to the question in the OP--my daughter and son-in-law :(

    I think my daughter is following her husband's lead, which is surprising, because she's usually very independent-minded, but he...
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    But they do control it.

    But they do control it.
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    I'm learning you can never have too many sheds. ...

    I'm learning you can never have too many sheds.

    I am jealous of the underground tractor garage. My yard too often looks like the kids forgot to put their toys away at night.
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    I suspect you meant this phrase to be snarky...

    I suspect you meant this phrase to be snarky because you followed it up with negative associations of attempts at fair play but I think "sustainable news ecosystem" is a great thing to aspire to. The...
  9. I love stories of people who overcome fears to...

    I love stories of people who overcome fears to find their passion! Kudos, Tradd!
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    Removed the rotting wood edging from the garden...

    Removed the rotting wood edging from the garden and replaced with cedar edging
    Planted more pollinator perennials
    Put a cucumber trellis in both DH and my gardens, finally! I love DH's...
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    These wildfires converging with climate change...

    These wildfires converging with climate change makes me think of the nun I had in Catholic school who said that the 3rd secret that the Virgin Mary gave the young shepherds at Fatima was that the...
  12. Oh, gosh, what a great question. I was a...

    Oh, gosh, what a great question. I was a Renaissance woman-in-training in my young years--I acted, wrote, painted, sewed, did crafts, read, taught Sunday school, volunteered for political...
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    If you were willing to go to NH, this is only an...

    If you were willing to go to NH, this is only an hour from Portland. A little over 2 acres and barn

    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/60-Middle-Rd-Brentwood-NH-03833/170445266_zpid/?
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    Regarding the idea of owning acres of land when...

    Regarding the idea of owning acres of land when you're older--I'm sure there are situations where the land isn't always something you have to work--it might be wooded or meadow. I think buying a...
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    I was able to see the list--I recognized 3, RFK...

    I was able to see the list--I recognized 3, RFK Jr, Mercola, and Northrup. Mercola is a "natural wellness" type MD, and Northrup is a new age-y women's health & empowerment guru. I have to admit...
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    Simplemind, you made me remember that we have a...

    Simplemind, you made me remember that we have a LOT of motion detectors, but as you said, they're not really for crime--the first year we had none and it was so dark out there it was a miracle we...
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    We're jam packed on the Islands. There's nothing...

    We're jam packed on the Islands. There's nothing available. I know, because we had to book my son/DIL/GSs a rental for their 10 days here in August. We couldn't find a thing for them, and then we...
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    1. Living in a low crime rate area (to IL's...

    1. Living in a low crime rate area (to IL's point)
    2. Not having stuff that's worth much or that I would mind getting stolen
    3. Living between two neighbors who have a lot of guns

    Tybee's dog...
  19. Wow, that's interesting. I still have mine, and...

    Wow, that's interesting. I still have mine, and the charms are so personal that I would wonder who would want it. They were really popular back then. I would get a charm for everything--birthdays,...
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    Yesterday, I bought for my Kindle "How to Blow Up...

    Yesterday, I bought for my Kindle "How to Blow Up a Pipeline" by Andreas Malm--I learned of the book via an op-ed on NYT by Ezra Klein (I really like him). Interestingly, it's the ONLY book I've...
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    I found Peace Pilgrim years ago and loved her....

    I found Peace Pilgrim years ago and loved her. She does harken to a different time and her language is a bit stilted compared to how we talk and write now, but I agree--she was one of my first...
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    You must have read my other post prior to my...

    You must have read my other post prior to my deleting it. ;)
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    If I were going to a formal event, I could see...

    If I were going to a formal event, I could see myself in #16, #26, #27. I like #38, but it would swamp me.
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    I'll watch the video when I have time, but I did...

    I'll watch the video when I have time, but I did scroll through the slideshow, and I think the looks were beautiful. On a personal level, I related most to the concepts with the jackets--for some...
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    I have a ton of squash and zucchini, and I also...

    I have a ton of squash and zucchini, and I also have onions, garlic, quinoa, and mushrooms. If you were me and wanted to take advantage of those ingredients as well as any other standard pantry...
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