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Raleigh Snow Day with the Family

It snowed all day in Raleigh on February 24, 2015. Merri Beth and I were wakened at 6:30 am with a call from Wake County Public Schools announcing a two hour school delay—later to be followed up with canceling of … Continue reading

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2014 Salsa Garden is Taking Root

The salsa garden has been planted and is ready for the 2014 growing season here in North Carolina. I planted the garden in late April. I usually do it on Good Friday, but I’d been traveling a lot and the … Continue reading

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Squirrel and deer hunting trip with Poppy

I went squirrel and deer hunting with my Poppy in January. We got two squirrel’s and no deer. We had a night and hale grunt call and rattle bag to call the deer.

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Our Snow Day in Raleigh #boom

The snow started to fall at our house around 7:00 pm on January 28. Wake Counties schools were closed on Tuesday and eventually decided to close on Wednesday. I usually work from home on Wednesdays, so I enjoyed the extra … Continue reading

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Life After Our 10 Day Reboot

We made it! Merri Beth and I completed our 10-day reboot with Joe the Juicer. It was a great experience, we tried lots of new, fresh foods, and we were pretty disciplined the entire time. We minimized substitutions and stuck … Continue reading

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10-day Reboot Update: Day 7

We are over the hump and heading steady to the finish line of our 10-day reboot. I’m loving the juice and food hybrid approach to eating healthier. I’m glad we didn’t start with a three day, juice-only cleanse. Day three … Continue reading

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Garden Report for 2013: Over 2000 Tomatoes and Peppers

It was a good year for salsa at Ramsgate Manor. It was also the first year for my garden in full sun. Last fall, we had a 70+ year old Oak tree removed that was struggling with a disease. We … Continue reading

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3 Years of Solar Power (PV) Generation

On July 2, 2010, the photo voltaic system installed on our roof by Southern Energy Management that included 18 solar panels was turned on. We finally started generating renewable energy. I looked at the project as a long-term investment, not … Continue reading

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Today, we celebrate Dot

Spoiler alert, you may need a tissue or two for this post. Just sayin. Life is short folks, and we take so many little things for granted everyday. When I come home from work, I have four, happy, energetic Border … Continue reading

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2012 Garden Results and Notes

The garden this year started in mid April with a variety of tomatoes and peppers. I kept track of the incoming crop, took notes along the way, and tallied up the totals. I planted a bunch of different tomatoes: Early … Continue reading

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