Category Archives: Life as a Shared Adventure

New Strategy

This is what the road over the four-foot-diameter culvert looked like when Orlando and Ron finished Sunday afternoon:     And this is the picture Beate sent Monday morning:     It could be worse. The road is still passable. … Continue reading

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Just Listening vs Sharing

  Does this video resonate with you at all? It made me laugh out loud — I assume because I’ve done my share of listening in my life. Sometimes it has helped people with problems, and sometimes it has simply … Continue reading

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Two Years Later

Andy took the following pictures of our land going up in flames on June 26, 2011:         Notice that there were a lot more trees then, and the trees were bigger than the ones we have now: … Continue reading

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Presents

  Andy was happy and excited when he came home Tuesday evening. He said, “Guess what Beate and Tim gave me! A tree!” They planted it for him that evening, and he’s hoping it will survive the transition from its … Continue reading

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Fighting Nature

In A Year in Provence Peter Mayle explained why he never has a garden: It would be fighting nature, and nature always wins. It has more stamina and it never stops for lunch. —Peter Mayle, Andy, on the other hand … Continue reading

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Crazy Weather

  We got some snow Tuesday! By Wednesday it had already melted down here, but not up in the mountains:       Apparently it also snowed in Albuquerque — very unusual because the last snow there is usually about … Continue reading

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Not Quite Spring Yet

  As you can tell from the picture, there was a bit of a breeze up there when Andy was burning some slash last Monday. He had to take periodic breaks to go inside to warm up. Also notice there’s … Continue reading

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