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Puppy Surgery

Ryder has been growing fatty tumors on her belly for a few years now, but this summer they finally got big enough to get in her way. She developed a rash on her belly, and we finally decided it was time to operate. She went in for surgery on Thursday, …

Yard Snacks

Despite the fierce drought, it’s been a great year for yard snacks. Our raspberry patch invaded half the yard and not even Devon pretending to be a bear could keep up with the harvest: The potatoes we planted in May in our front yard are ready to pull out too, …

Getting Ready for the Trade War

“What a terrible week!” We say this often to ourselves, but it’s always a surprise how much worse things can get. On …

Moose Fire Pit

The fire pit Devon and I scavenged from the side of the road was good while it lasted, but it only lasted …

Spring, finally

The last weeks of winter wore us down. Just when we thought we made it through, we all came down with tummy …

Shark Attack! Send Help!

Devon has turned his new big-boy bed into a ship. He’s the captain (and a pirate) and fights sharks on the open …

RESP 2017 Update

Despite being a pretty terrible year, 2017 did have one bright spot: stock markets around the world rallied far more than anyone …

Cat House

It took team work, planning, and perseverence but we did it: we built a cat house for Gigi. This summer I scavenged …

Fire Starter

Devon was so helpful last time we made backyard marshmallows that this time we mostly let him run the fire pit by …