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NWSAM: Buddy’s Hands-on Experience

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Buddy, my bulldog is a lot of things: my top dog, my moment-to-moment muse, my unwitting comic, and my cherished companion; but lately Mr....

Snapdragon Bakery: Easing Into Saturday

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Buddy's knows which side his croissant is buttered...

Taylor’s Pink Perfection: Camellia or Lipstick Color?

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Nature doles out some amazing colors. When my Taylor's Pink Perfection camellia began to bloom for the first time, I found its blush exuberant,...

Spring Joy in a Daffodil’s Nod

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Spring seemed to takes its own sweet time this year; arriving late, leaving early, hopscotching around the Pacific Northwest in quick visits tied to...
blooming crocus

Vashon Snow: After the Storm(s)

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Like much of the country this winter, the Pacific Northwest succumbed mightily to the whims of wild weather. Our February, the coldest on record,...

Vashon: At Home in a Snowglobe

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Snow comes and goes in the Pacific Northwest, but it usually prevails at higher elevations, and leaves the shores of Puget Sound unfettered by...

Hand Pies: From the Bottom of My Flakey Heart

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Few symbols capture my heart like the heart. There’s no gray area here, no mistaken intent. Whether rendered in a doodle, decal, cookie-cutter, pie...

Sharon’s Bread-and-Butter Pickle Recipe

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I love bread-and-butter pickles: not too sweet; not too sour; can stand on their own; and can dress up any sandwich worth its weight...

Christmas Time Is Here

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Merry Christmas Friends and Happy Holidays to you and yours! Buddy and I have been plugging away here on the farm, tending to daily duties...

To the Everyday Heroes

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One of the benefits of sporting a roadmap of wrinkles, carting around a bone bag of stiff joints, and having a fond memory of...