Happy Birthday America!

On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted to declare independence from Britain, and two days later, on July 4, 1776, the Congress ratified the document so eloquently written by Thomas Jefferson,¬†at once declaring independence and establishing a new nation: “these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States … And for the support of…

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Starting the New Year Right

2014  Happy New Year! There’s nothing like a brand new year to excite and encourage me.  It’s a time for me to evaluate, reinforce and revise my daily actions,  my plans and my dreams.    And to do all this I need to start my year as I start each day, with a few essentials.    That means a fresh…

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Birthday Time at Rattlebridge Farm

Dear Michael Lee, I know you are a southern woman, writer, cook (exhausted), relentless renovator.  I devour your blog whether you are telling us about door colors, the saga of the columns and the corbels, farmstock living in your gorgeous front hall, or garden adventures with attack goats and boughs.  The food ~~ did I mention that?  As a non-cook (yet still…

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