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Preserving a Favorite Summertime Tradition

Having my coffee in our front yard with toast and wild currant jelly that I made is one of my favorite summer pleasures. One of the greatest pleasures of living in the country is picking berries and preserving them in … Continue reading

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Our Tree of Life

Most of the trees that surround my family and I are pine trees but the deciduous willow tree located north of our house is one of my favorite trees. When I think about “home,” the sight of our big willow … Continue reading

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My Morning View Over Coffee

  I love it out here first thing in the morning. It’s kind of a sanctuary where I like to come and absorb nature while I have my coffee. The air is fresh and crisp and damp. I like the way it smells; … Continue reading

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One of my Favorite Summer Perks

One of the advantages of living at an elevation of 5,300 feet in the Black Hills of South Dakota is that we have cooler nighttime temperatures and very little humidity. (That can be good and bad though–we joke we live … Continue reading

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Signs of Black Hills, South Dakota Summer

After a long Black Hills South Dakota winter, the thought of spring seems like a dream and summer an illusion. Too many times we’ve been fooled by wonderful spring weather only to get clobbered by a late spring snowstorm to … Continue reading

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