• Family

    Snow Rollers!

    by  • January 29, 2014 • Family, Featured, Ohio • 1 Comment

    snow roller on pedestal

    The weather has been brutal in central Ohio this winter. Snow, wind, frigid temperatures, more snow, and more frigid temperatures keep us rushing in from outdoor chores and not spending any extra time outside. Or so it was until Monday morning when we looked outside and saw what appeared to be snowballs littering our...

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    2014 Themes

    by  • January 3, 2014 • Family, Holidays • 2 Comments

    family photo 2013

    2013 was a wild busy year that ended on a sad note when Devie died. Our family is completely ready to embrace the next year. Instead of setting goals, this year we’re going to try to focus our activities around two themes. We want to: Reduce weight (Alex) commitments that interrupt family time jumping...

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    Devorguilla, The Original Baying Hound {Obituary}

    by  • December 29, 2013 • Family, Featured • 22 Comments

    dog obituary

    Devorguilla, a.k.a. Devie, our blue tick coon hound mix, died today, December 29, 2013. She was approximately thirteen years old, having been adopted as a young adult at the Capital Area Humane Society in January 2002. She is survived by little hound Hawise, cats Moonshine and Nightshade and people Alex, Lillian, and Rachel. Despite our...

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    On Gift Giving

    by  • December 15, 2013 • Family, Featured, Holidays • 4 Comments

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    Our family often touts homesteading as a way to experience an authentic life, one filled with real food and real work. We like to spend our time making and doing, not accumulating. But this time of year, the winter holiday season, we struggle the most with balancing thriftiness with giftiness, like so many people. Even...

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