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Duncan MacLeod
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On Fences, Grass, and Relative Greeness
I feel the need to make a disclaimer:  These won't all be about sheep.  I promise.  But this one is...and the last one was.  So I get that you might be suspicious. Curb that suspicion, gentle reader, and ask yourself, instead, why it is that sheep still spe...

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Sheep's Clothing
It's the Year of the Leap, and I am taking time to blog about the strange experiences of a big life change. This past week was my first as an unemployed.....er....self-employed person.  On Monday I cleaned out my office and walked out into a brave new world...

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The Year of the Leap
The past several months have been a something like a climb up the ladder to a high dive platform.  Over the summer I went public with my impending retirement and since that time have been occupied with all kinds of regular-type work, helping to guide the ch...

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Go Northwest, young man!
"Go West, young man, go West. There is health in the country, and room away from our crowds of idlers and imbeciles." - quoted from the autobiography of Josiah Bushnell Grinell (1891) The West - a cipher for risk and opportunity. There was a strong impulse ...

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What's Love Got to Do With It?
I'm leaving the ministry.  I'm going to be a beekeeper.  If  you haven't been following the last couple of posts, I've caught you up in two short sentences.  This post is going to be long and occupied with a specific subject - I hope you'll spend the time t...

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There is Always Money in the Banana Stand
You can read the earlier post Everything Is Changing to get caught up on what's happening.  In this post I reflect a little on the difficult choice to make a career change, as well as let you know what I am planning to do with my time when I become suddenly...

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Everything is Changing
Big stuff is afoot.  Everything is changing.  I will be publishing a series of posts that explains some of what's happening for this little family of ours, and I hope you will follow along! This Sunday morning, June 7, 2015, I announced to the congregation ...

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Martial Sewing Arts
I've been working on a bunch of sewing projects over the past month.  Some were for the holidays, including some fleece pj bottoms for the kiddos, stuff like that.  I've been slowly working through tailored shirt patterns, learning my way around that stuff....

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Makers' Mark
We have been having a creative bonanza here at home.  The holiday season has provided materials, motivation, and time - all the necessary ingredients for a Maker's movement.  Here are a few of the results! Kilt Hose - knitted by Duncan I started learning kn...

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Batch #3: Wide Hollow Gold
Another limited run of local honey, this time it's a thick, well-cured and flavorful batch from our bees out in Wide Hollow.  Bees cure their honey, dropping the moisture content and stabilizing the final product so it can store for long periods of time.  A...
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