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StarrySkyRanch
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Joy-finder, traveler, mom to many, wife to one, sometime photographer
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Few things make Colorado girls feel like they've come back home like a night of college rodeo. It's about as iconically American West as it gets and it never gets old. When we found out we had arrived in time... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Starry Sky Ranch
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Because when you move back to America you should at least once have your own Slurpee. And because our family really does earn that 7th one free. A very good way to end a very good weekend. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
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"Today is Friday, Today is Friday, Friday fish, Thursday roast beef, Wednesday soup, Tuesday string beans, Monday wash day, All you hungry brothers, We wish the same to you." It rolled right off the tongue. Right after "Friday fish" on... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
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It was so warm in town we figured we would venture up to a trail near Snowbasin ski resort. When we got there the trail was still pretty soggy and as you can see there was still plenty of snow.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
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While responding to a letter about discerning homeschool high it occurred to me other people might also be having similar thoughts this time of year. Many of us look at our kids' education in two chunks, elementary school and high... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
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Outside: We had our first rain yesterday. It was overcast today. That is noteworthy because it is the first such days since we arrived in UT a month ago. A month? No way. Wearing: We are solidly into spring clothes... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
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From the looks of it our east coast friends got buried again. Not sure how it happened but in this neck of the woods it was sunny and 70s. We took full advantage of that and headed to the beach.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
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While we were visiting our friends the other night we got to help out with their little backyard flock of backyard chickens. In their neighborhood, like many today, they may keep a handful of hens. Understandably however, their neighbors would... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Pretzels for Lent - recipe and printables here and here Mary Reed Newland describes a beautiful Good Friday pretzel practice here. Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
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"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." - John Muir When we learned we were moving back to the mountain... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Simple feast day fun. We have next to no resources at the moment. : ) We did make an outstanding Shepherd's pie to share with friends tonight. A bit putzy it was. I second guessed my decision part way through.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Between the dark and the daylight, When the night is beginning to lower, Comes a pause in the day’s occupations, That is known as the Children’s Hour. - Longfellow It's that late afternoon time, work mostly done and not soon... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
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This super delicious, nearly bomb-proof Sunday dinner came courtesy of our daughter Alannah. It is paleo, gluten free, and couldn't be easier to put together. Simply sprinkle McCormick steak seasoning liberally over the tenderloins and wrap them with bacon. Bake... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
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"Even to your old age I am the same, and to your grey hairs I will carry you: I have made you, and I will bear: I will carry and will save." Isaiah 46:4 "Hair" was the prompt this week... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Thought some of you might enjoy a quick walk through the furnished bungalow we are renting temporarily while we house hunt and wait for our belongings to catch up with us. It's a beautiful home and we had high hopes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Break, break as my husband would say. So many things floating through my head lately. I have been reading like crazy and working on new (paleo/grain free/AIP) dishes and exploring our new area. We are buying an older home and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
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If you visit here for long you know I am doggedly 'glass half full' but that doesn't mean things don't get hairy. I try hard to embrace the counsel Barbara shared here. However now that some of these 'disagreeable' things... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
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“I don't care if we have our house, or a cliff ledge, or a cardboard box. Home is wherever we all are, together.” - James Patterson For a home "maker" a hotel doesn't pose insurmountable obstacles, not once you truly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Because it is said that Paris is always a good idea. Even when you are packing for a transatlantic move. Even when the tiny girl who wanted so badly to go may well not remember it clearly. Even if it's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
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"There'll be peace when you are done." - Kansas Long time, no see, friends. So much has happened. I just couldn't write about in the middle though. I have shared before my firm belief that labor is a life skill,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
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"The watch is…beautiful, but the trouble is it’s been in that box too long—it’s stopped working. Sometimes, you’ve got to shake it up again to get it moving. Too many opportunities out there to spend your life in a box,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Our house is packed and the crates shipping. We are settled into a hotel. There is much more to say about those two events but not tonight. Tonight I am sharing some sights from the village where our dogs are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
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"The spirit and practice of simplicity in dress, in food, and in furniture, the practical and continual self-denial which we have laid down as the very soul of womanly virtue - as indeed they are the soul of Christian life... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
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“Tea! Bless ordinary everyday afternoon tea!” - Agatha Christie Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch
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For real. After 16 homes and an untold number of Mission Organization and Clean Sweep episodes under my belt I feel certain it's this simple. (remember my motto - simple, not easy) Sort Stack Toss Store lather, rinse, repeat. This... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at Starry Sky Ranch