Author Archives: Oceans Edge

Well – there go the vegetables….

An early frost this week has put a quick end to what was left of the vegetables coming in. One ear of corn, there were still 2 doz or so on the stalks not quite ready All the squash and … Continue reading

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Guess you’ll be seeing more of me here

So the last couple years my blogging – either here or on my mirror sites at Dreamwidth and Livejournal have been pretty sporadic, and my reading over there almost nil. This was in part thanks to the arrival of Facebook … Continue reading

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Science.

Trying to break down some complicates science concepts into easily understood and digestible reading using everyday examples and analogies: DNA – they’re building blocks, just like LEGO. A 4 dot square brick is a 4 dot square brick whether you … Continue reading

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20 Years the internet.

In April of 1994 I got my first internet account. No I wasn’t the first kid on the block. But the options were pretty limited in those days. You had local Bulletin Boards, which you had to have the actual … Continue reading

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Blessed Be Dearest Heart, Blessed Be

There are times when there are things you just can’t talk about I’ve had occasion this week, to watch someone I love face a difficult and and sudden change in their life. They’ve face that change with optimism and dignity … Continue reading

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Rabbit Holes Part Deux….

A couple of weeks about I did a brain dump on some of the stuff that rolls around in my head about the world going to hell in a handbasket, and the mad mad mad world we live in. Today … Continue reading

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Enter a bit of harsh reality….

We’re really good at making plans. James, myself, no one is better at researching and learning and gathering together source information and putting together a plan. We are, less adept, at putting a plan into action. That kind of makes … Continue reading

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Falling down the rabbit holes….

Every so often, being the kinda girl who finds everything fascinating, and always wanting to be well educated on subjects that do catch my interest….. sometimes I fall down these little rabbit holes in the internet. Following warren tunnel after … Continue reading

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Photography …. a beginners course for real beginners.

woah … dude, I did not know that Freeman Patterson was still actively teaching.. One more thing to add to my bucket list – at $2200 for a 7 day workshop including accommodation and meals, it’s a rather reasonable thing … Continue reading

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The next new thing…

Oh throughout all the ideas and moments and “things, I’d like to do” throughout ‘The Plan ®’ there are links between them, a natural evolution and as much at times like I feel like I’m drifting and not sure what … Continue reading

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Why I am a Liberal.

THIS. This is why I finally got off my arse and joined the Liberal party. This is why I finally have some hope for politics in this country again. This is why I have always been a Liberal supporter. Because … Continue reading

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In which I consider the flavour of words

The very talented and astute Liz Feltam wrote a very nice essay yesterday on the dreadful thing that has happened to the word ‘Foodie’. While I really hadn’t given it a lot of thought, I do heartily agree with her … Continue reading

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My dearest….

Today is my darlin’s birthday, oh my, there are a 100, a 100,000 things I could say should say want to say … and I likely won’t say any of them here….. It’s been a tough year for us, lesser … Continue reading

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Can’t we all just get along and make kindness viral?

Well folks – it’s the first week of November … and already it has begun. Social media filled with cranky, annoyed, grumpy, and just plain MEAN posts, memes, and quick shares. A lot of them will centre on this idea … Continue reading

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On dogs and kids and being kind…..

Some days I wonder… For years I advocated for, and practiced myself a kinder more respectful philosophy of child rearing. Because it just logically made sense. I didn’t need science and psychologists to tell me that punishment a learning tool … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Season – Episode ?? Or, It’s always an uphill slog…

Tomorrow will be the first anniversary of our arrival here in Arthcwtch. Honestly I expected we’d be further along at this point. We really haven’t gotten much of much done in a year. It’s been a struggle, and harder than … Continue reading

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Braised beef short ribs

Browned some short ribs rubbed with flour in a 3 qt cast iron dutch oven, added 2 and a half onions chunked, 4 carrots and 6 baby potatoes chunked. 1 cup beef broth, 1/2 cup red wine, 2 bay leaves, … Continue reading

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Well, that went well ….. not

It’s been a crazy couple months here at Arthcwtch … money is tight, looking for jobs, trying jobs, new toys. I have been remiss in updating, and I know you’re all anxious to hear how things went out on the … Continue reading

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The only constant is death and taxes

Life is constantly changing and evolving…. little tiny bits every day, and sometimes you get a bigger curve ball thrown at you. Did I think that this is where we’d be a year down the road at this time last … Continue reading

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On a highly unrelated topic…

Most of the time this blog is about our chosen lifestyle – about figuring out rural life, fixing the house, baking the bread, planting the strawberries. But today, rather than talk about lifestyle, I’m going to talk about my life. … Continue reading

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Good news – Bad news … but mostly good

So… he’s been home and I’ve been slow updating .. Not the reasons one would think… But yes, its a level of distractedness. Lots going on the last two weeks… sorting out the tilling problem took a level of research … Continue reading

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Carnage… and hope springs eternal

Been a busy week, we took a couple days to regroup and mostly we’ve been doing a lot of running around and back and forth – I’ve needed to get out and about, and we have had stuff to sort … Continue reading

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He’s home….

Much craziness the last couple days trying to finish everything before he got back, which I didn’t – but the tomatoes got planted, the kitchen is largely cleaner, coconut cake got made (despite a couple failures at the icing – … Continue reading

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Generating income

The past six+ months since James and I moved here have been kind of .. well a bit of limbo. For two years we’d been so focused on getting the house ready to sell and then getting it sold and … Continue reading

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Week three

After all the work of week two, week three has been a bit slow – both getting some rest, and trying to catch up a few other things. We finally got the desperately needed rain – and thus far 5 … Continue reading

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