Easter with My Favorite Chickens

What are the ingredients for a perfect Easter Day? And the magic ingredient: Okay, let’s back up. Tracy and I spent Easter weekend near Atlanta with my good friend Susan and her extended family. We were in Susan and Alex’s gorgeous backyard all weekend, enjoying the weather and eating her smoked chicken (and smoked pork […]

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25 Years of Playgroup

For those of you not in the know, playgroup is when parents get together regularly to complain about parenting and to compare their babies. (Just joking!) Playgroup actually is a way to let babies and toddlers who aren’t in daycare socialize. (Okay, if you’ve ever tried to get toddlers to socialize, you know that’s a […]

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Reunions in Atlanta

From the picture above, clearly, one of these reunions is between Banjo and my good friend Susan. It’s a little weird how well Banjo remembers people she met briefly; Susan visited us last little over a year ago, but when Banjo saw her here north of Atlanta, she buried her head in Susan’s lap and […]

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Slowing Down at the Lake

Because we haven’t been able to drive away from our campsite here (see previous post on why the truck has to remain hitched to the trailer), we’ve had four very quiet days. I’d call them days of decompression, but who am I kidding: we weren’t compressed to begin with. But normally we’d leave the campsite […]

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Camping with Rose Apothecary

Just kidding. But this Harvest Host stay is thanks to a southern version of David’s store in Schitt’s Creek. A very sweet-seeming couple has renovated a garage here in southern Georgia into a high-end general store, and they specialize in artisanal oils from their farm. This seems to be a trend in farming that we […]

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