Looking at the world from my small rural acres in the Blue Ridge.

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IN WHICH WE MAKE PIZZA IN OUR HOME BUILT WOOD BREAD OVEN

IN WHICH WE MAKE PIZZA IN OUR HOME BUILT WOOD BREAD OVEN

Yesterday our family had the delicious fun of making pizza in our wood oven for the first time in the yard out by the picnic table under the oak tree. The wind was chilly even though the sky was bright so we did a bit […]

Taking care of ourselves and each other: Learning and doing in the Piedmont

Taking care of ourselves and each other: Learning and doing in the Piedmont

To top off settling in a new place shortly after I got here I decided to go to college for an endless number of years sometimes living far from home to do the history thing I have been doing as a scholar for almost three […]

Self–reliance versus Self-sufficiency: An ongoing series of meditations

Self–reliance versus Self-sufficiency: An ongoing series of meditations

None of us are self-sufficient. We all need somebody! Despite the often nostalgic retro-interpretations (our national idealization of Little House on the Prairie comes to mind!) Americans weren’t self-sufficient in the Colonial past, the Revolutionary Era nor the long 19th century. Few people or families, […]

Twice-Baked Potatoes on a drizzly day

Twice-Baked Potatoes on a drizzly day

  About once a year I get the urge to bake up a huge batch of twice-baked potatoes for the freezer. It’s a simple operation but one that goes easier if you have everything laid out and ready when the hot potatoes come out of […]

My first book! The Gen-Xers, Millennials & Hipster Guide:  . . . . . Sharing a Kitchen with Housemates

My first book! The Gen-Xers, Millennials & Hipster Guide: . . . . . Sharing a Kitchen with Housemates

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