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banjo man makes new friends

Last Friday morning we went to a neighbor’s house to take advantage of her offer of tomatoes.  She had grown more tomatoes than she could possibly eat, so we were happy to take a basket of them home. Banjo Man … Continue reading

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miss lillie, andrea and peaches

Yesterday I peeled 40+ peaches.  Today I will most likely do another 30, but I’m not sure.  I just put up three batches of apricot jam this morning and I’m pretty happy to be out of the kitchen, so peach-peeling … Continue reading

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we loved a rainy night

Yes, we had rain!  Lots of lovely rain all night long.  This evening (it’s 5:00) the sun is out and the sky is BLUE.  Blue, I tell you!! Banjo Man hustled up the mountain to the cabin later this afternoon.  … Continue reading

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the brothers’ latest project

This was a familiar scene from the upper balcony.  I checked on them once in a while and they were always hard at work despite the smoky air. First project:  building a kayak stand. Second project:   cleaning out the storage … Continue reading

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cool air is here

We have a break from the smoke this morning.  It’s a breezy, cloudy day and 62 degrees.  We’ve opened all of the windows. Ahhhh……fresh air! I’ve used some of the indoor smoke time to cut out pieces for a new … Continue reading

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a little corn party

Dancing Mandolin Player brought us some of her freshly picked sweet corn Monday night. We were filled with gratitude. I’ve bought sweet corn several times in town, but it does not compare to DMP’s corn, which is by far the … Continue reading

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tales of the osprey

Here’s what I saw on the beach yesterday morning at 6:00 AM.  I had looked out the window to check out the smoke and saw something that definitely didn’t look like a rock or a log.  I raced upstairs for … Continue reading

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smoky sunday sunset

The sun was red.  You can see the haze that is really smoke from the California (and Oregon and British Columbia) fires.  It’s coming in thicker every day. This was Sunday night at a nearby RV resort and restaurant.  They … Continue reading

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touristy day in town

Saturday was a big day for Sandpoint (as is today).  So much going on!  This year I was bound and determined to do it all, so I hustled Banjo Man out of the house at 8:45 in order to get … Continue reading

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heat wave

It was 102 here in my little town yesterday afternoon. I didn’t know it.  I was on the dock reading.  I’ve discovered a new author, Maddie Dawson, who writes unlikely romances with lots of wonderfully quirky characters.  I’m keeping things … Continue reading

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