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by | Sunday, February 17, 2008 |

i’m very proud to say my first buddhist retreat is behind me. it was an awesome experience but sitting doing absolutely nothing for 7 hours is hard work, however, not talking or making eye contact proved no problem as i’m a social misfit. the retreat took place in a country home outside nashville that sits on 120 acres which now serves as a spiritual renewal center. we had some time to walk the grounds after lunch – the one downfall being if you went further than 200 feet...

hawks suck

by | Tuesday, January 29, 2008 |

dave & i have worked really hard to keep my chickens safe from predators – we went to great lengths to make sure they were safe from the dogs, first and foremost, because we foolishly believed they were the chickens' greatest danger. no fox, coyote, dog, etc could get into the chicken yard – of this i am certain. apparently, probably because we are really city people living in the pseudo-country, it did not occur to us to protect them from air attacks. in the span of a few days i found 3 of...

the other white meat

by | Monday, November 12, 2007 |

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="120.0"] 1618709-1147983-thumbnail.jpg[/caption] the ladiesjust to throw a monkey wrench in our dogs' lives, we also have 3 chickens…rosie, not rosie, & red. they’re actually quite comical and produce some quality eggs (some being the operative word). eggs are not generally accepted in a vegan diet but to me as long as i know the animal is having a quality life (i.e. in my care), i’m okay with it. hence we have chickens. my chickens have gotten soft,...

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