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Home Projects

Surprising no one, Sydney has been ambitious in his yard projects.  A very wet couple of weeks has put work at the farm on hold, so he has built a large new bed in the front yard, created a rock … Continue reading

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Blooming Kentucky

It is currently 77 degrees in Kentucky . . . at 7pm, at the end of March.  Although I think normal temperatures will resume, this heat is a reminder of the hot summer to come.  But it’s also a signal … Continue reading

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We’re here.

Well, with the kids out of school for the foreseeable future and Sydney and Erin juggling teaching from home (students were sent home, and faculty are not allowed back on campus for the next several weeks), we’re spending a lot … Continue reading

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Nathaniel in the morning

“Not eating anything from the sea really would be hard.  We eat salt, and that comes from the sea.” First thing out of his mouth, just after 6 in the morning.  I’m glad someone’s awake! Erin

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Penners in the Kitchen

Sydney suggested we each pick a different kind of hummus to make over the weekend.  That started up a discussion in our house!  After much sorting and debating, we made a list of our top 6 and decided to break … Continue reading

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Christmas in Nova Scotia

In the first week of December, Katherine found herself juggling a piano recital and two separate school presentations: one on the life of Joan of Arc, and the other on the health benefits of bananas.  Sydney and I, deep in … Continue reading

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Fall Hikes and Harvest

The kids have grown a bit camera-shy, but I managed to get a few shots of them over the course of the fall. Sydney’s brugmansia (Angel’s Trumpet) prompted a number of questions from people who passed by the front yard.  … Continue reading

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Back to School!

Katherine and Nathaniel were up early for the first day of school, where she’s starting fifth grade and he’s starting third.  This is their last year sharing a bus ride and a school, since next year Katherine will switch to … Continue reading

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Mississippi with Mom and Katherine

In July, Katherine and I met up with Mom to drive down to the annual Faulkner conference in Oxford, Mississippi.  I had a great time at the conference and enjoyed celebrating my book’s publication with fellow Faulknerians.  Mom and Katherine … Continue reading

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Fruit and Flowers

There are piles of veggies coming out of the garden and farm (particularly since Sydney recently built a small greenhouse), but this year we’ve also seen an increase in fruit from what Sydney’s planted in the yard.  We had a … Continue reading

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