• Lifestyle

    Vintage New Year’s Radio Shows

    During this festive time of year, I enjoy listening to holiday episodes of some of my favorite old-time radio shows, particularly the comedies. It's fun to imagine how Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's might have been celebrated 50 or 75 years ago in America.

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    Game Review: So Clover

    So Clover is a cooperative word-association game for 3 to 6 players. I love word games so I was pretty sure I would like this game but I wasn't sure how well it would go over with my family.

  • Lifestyle

    Game Review: IQ Six Pro

    Today I'm reviewing IQ Six Pro from Smart Games. We aren't traveling nearly as much this year as we did last year, but when we do, I like to tuck a compact non-digital game in my bag for the trip. IQ Six Pro is perfect for that.

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    Growing on the Homestead

    All kinds of things are finally growing on our little homestead now that we are headed into the hot part of the year. Mother’s irises have been glorious. She has at least eight different colors all around the place. They are nearly finished blooming. They need to be thinned out. Then we can spread them out to even more locations.…

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    Homestead Update

    It's still mostly winter here on the homestead... at least for the moment. However, spring is gradually creeping in...There is still much we can't do until spring arrives for sure-and-certain, but we are making a little progress on our homestead goals...

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    Homestead Goals

    Our adventure this past fall has been settling into our new home in Arkansas. Now that we live out in the country I have some homesteading/self-sufficiency goals that I want to try. Lyle is not so enthusiastic but, as usual, he’s willing to offer his support however he can. Some of these activities aren’t new for us. It only made…