Welcome!

….to the new “Our Little Eden” Blog  – a place for posting updates on the life adventures of my husband and I (which now includes off-the-grid homesteading in the Finger Lakes region of N.Y.)  You’ll also read some of my stories and lessons from nature as well.

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In Love and appreciation,


Most Recent Posts…

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Talkative Trees – What I Learned on A Guided Hike

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.“ – Henry David Thoreau Yesterday we went on a nature walk through …

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It’s Finished! … Well, One Thing Is Anyway…

I love “before and after” pictures, don’t you? They are an encouragement that anything is possible!  There is a lot missing, however, between the two extremes that we don’t see. Days and days of mundane baby steps. Getting up and not feeling the energy to do anything. Or encountering challenges that interrupt your flow, or worse yet, require a do-over. …

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Planting in a Storm

Life on the “wanna-be” homestead has been a little quiet, I know.  We had to take a couple trips to Massachusetts, the second time for a grandson who had brain surgery to remove a tumor.  Thankfully it was benign, and the little guy is doing great!  And both times a lovely friend we made back …

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The Smell of Toast

A year ago today, when we were traveling in Florida, I wrote the following in my journal: . “I woke this morning with Vinny out in the kitchen making coffee. I could hear the soft mumbling voices of him and my new “dad” (Vinny’s dad) talking. I felt comfy and warm inside, laying there and …

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A Story of Misunderstanding & Healing

Recently I wrote about a scary episode concerning Vinny’s health, and how just previous to this we had something come up between us that did not get resolved.  With this weighing on me during the long ride to the emergency room, a story about a Bee and a Bear developed in my heart, and I …

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Living Small ain’t So Bad (a Video Tour)

As everyone who knows us knows, my husband and I live in a small house that is on wheels.  Technically it’s not a real mobile “tiny house” however.  These have to be 8 1/2 feet wide to be hauled down the road with a regular truck, and ranges from about 16’ to 25’ long.  Ours …

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