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Sugar Lake Update: Casey’s Hotspots & Anxiety

Last week I wrote about Casey’s hotspots, and how we were working on treating these ourselves with a cone and a couple of quiet days. It didn’t take us long to realize this wasn’t going to work well. She wouldn’t put her head down, trying to sleep while holding it up. The hotspot grew, parts…

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Our Summer Adventure: Campground hosts!

I first saw the add on a Thursday in February, on Facebook (just two days after stating, “I make it a policy to never make big decisions in February.”) “We are looking to fill a campground hosting position at Sugar Lake Recreation Site, North of Cherryville,” it read. “We are looking for friendly, outgoing people…

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Home grown pesto feast!

My recent experimentation with indoor hydroponic gardening has been providing multiple meals lately! Tonight, it was this fabulous homemade pesto, made with Genovese basil, all grown with the Kratky method. You may remember seeing it, back at the end of May when it was just getting its start (see the photo below!). Since then, I’ve…

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Hydroponic Growing

I’ve been experimenting with a new-ish hobby: Hydroponic indoor growing. This is gardening without soil – using just water and nutrients. I have been doing it regularly for the last couple of months (off and off for a few years), and wanted to post an update. I’ve been using three different methods:  Commercial AeroGardensThe Kratky…

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Roam Research: Organizing the chaos

I’ve recently been testing out a new tool, called Roam Research, and it’s changed my relationship with my brain. “Roam Research Is a science backed mind outliner currently In beta. Instead of a conventional hierarchy based workflow, each idea or topic is a page. each page is linked to each other to form a network of…

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