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Combatting Cabin Fever

“So how do you know so much about the animals in the forest?” This from the mouth of an 8-year old from Arkansas who was sitting on the chairlift with me at Winter Park.  He was part of my ski school class I was teaching for that day. “Well, I…

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A treeless Christmas

We were evacuated from our home in July, 2016 for a wildfire that threatened nearby.  We’ve been well aware of the dangers of wildfire since we moved to our home in Nederland, and had prepared “fire boxes” in the event of an evacuation.  Fire boxes consist of the items we…

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Cooking at altitude

With great anticipation, I pulled the pan out of the oven.  It’s the time of year for pumpkin, and I love all things pumpkin, including one of my favorites — pumpkin bread.  I’d baked it for its prescribed time of 50 minutes as dictated by the recipe.  Yet, when I…

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To leash, or not to leash?

A blur of black and white flashes by me, as Shawnee tumbles down the trail through the woods.  Tail wagging, she is in a state of doggie bliss.  So many things to smell, to look at, logs to jump over.  I love the fact that our two dogs have spent…

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