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Mom’s Fried Okra

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Something I have waited on from the garden for months is the okra.  One of my all-time favorite memories as a kid is mom cooking her fried okra.   The smell would pull me into the kitchen, and being shorter than … Continue reading

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Launch of the new website

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Smart Author Sites launched the new author website this week.  Besides the new look and new features, there is a good bit of new information.  The Journal will be updated on a regular basis and check back for more surprises … Continue reading

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Berkman Books

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If you’ve ever been to Fredericksburg, Texas, or you ever want to go, and you are a fan of books check out Berkman Books. The store sits on the end south end of Main Street in an old house near … Continue reading

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Pickles and Okra

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We haven’t picked the garden for a few days so we ended up with about half a wheelbarrow full. Here is a picture of some of the haul: zucchini and crookneck squash, purple calabash tomatoes, rutgers tomatoes, jalapenos, some yellow-supposed-to-be-green … Continue reading

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Wheelock Fourth of July Parade

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A few days late perhaps, but I thought I would share some photos from the annual Wheelock Fourth of July Parade. There were antique cars, fire engines, horses, floats, a cart pulled by a miniature donkey, and even a riding … Continue reading

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4th of July (early)

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The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America In Congress, July 4, 1776 When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and … Continue reading

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Chicken Farmers

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Katie and I decided to try our hand at chickens this year. Here is a picture of the prisoners prior to their daily release. Before getting started, people we spoke with told us to make sure we bought more than … Continue reading

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Summer Harvest

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Here are a couple early morning pictures of our summer garden (provided by my loving, beautiful, super-happy-to-be-up-in-the-morning-taking-pictures-for-my-husband wife), along with some of the summer harvest: crookneck squash, zucchini, jalapenos, and a couple of picked-to-early rutgers tomatoes. It is actually a … Continue reading

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