Category Archives: health

Where did the breadbox go?

Found in an old cabin In American kitchens of the 1940s and 50s, in nearly every home, a breadbox sat on the countertop. I know in ours it did, as well as every neighbor, friend and family. Ours disappeared from … Continue reading

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Wood heat at the Lower Farm

“In winter we lead a more inward life. Our hearts are warm and cheery, like cottages under drifts, whose windows cheerfully ascends….We enjoy now, not an oriental, but a boreal leisure, around warm stoves and fireplaces, and watch the shadow … Continue reading

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New Mexico calling

Update: 10 July 2015 There comes a time when we realize we have wandered down some side trail other than the path we had intended to travel. And such it was. For the past ten years I have been the … Continue reading

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retreat releases stress

Two week retreat at the Lower Farm – a review “In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.”  – Albert Camus [The Minotaur] At the Lower Farm there is no TV, no radio, … Continue reading

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Drug Store Cure

Health If a person started to experience shaking and/or trembling in their arms and legs, any sort of hearing loss, problems with vision, stomach pain, fatigue, confusion or memory problems, dizziness, depression; they would promptly alert their physician or consult … Continue reading

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