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Missy Kalb
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Everyday should be Earth Day
  This is a picture of spring beauties ( Claytonia virginica ) on the farm where I work.  The past couple of days I've had the pleasure of walking around the woods collecting bees to help a graduate student at UD.  There's something really inspiring about b...

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Update: Theo's heart
I am SO bad at this blogging thing! Theo's check up with the cardiologist went well!  The doctor reported that he does not need intervention at this time but will need to return in 3 years for a check up! Yay! Waiting for the doctor. We are so thankful for ...

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Theo's heart
Besides being born a giant and having his blood sugar monitored every 4 hours for the first 24 hours of life, Theo was the picture of health at birth and at his subsequent few check ups. At his 10 day check up, the pediatrician did her normal thing and whil...

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We only go to the beach when no one else is there
This past weekend, Dave and I spent the night in Ocean City, MD.  This was my first night away from Theo and although I was nervous, it went great.  Dave planned a really nice getaway and it was nice to spend that quality time together.  We went to beer and...

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Recipe: Soft pretzels
Dave worked late last night so I decided to go on an adventure with my new kitchen-aid mixer (best birthday gift, everrrrr!). I LOVE soft pretzels but have always felt that it's too much work to make them at home.  Turns out, there are a lot of steps making...

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Ch-ch-ch-changes...
So, I deactivated my Facebook account last night.  As much as I do see the advantages of being able to interact with hundreds of people in the click of a button, I was just starting to get the nagging feeling that it was bringing me down and ultimately, was...

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Genesee
Genny on her 5th birthday I'm sure there are many, many articles similar to this one about losing a dog , but I read this one this morning and it touched me.  So, although we have 2 dogs in our home, we each had one before we were married.  Today, I'd like ...

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Theo Chet's half birthday!
Today, our son is 6 months old!! So hard to believe that time has passed so fast.  It really seems like just yesterday we brought this little squish home.  We didn't think he was so little at the time, born at a whopping 9 pounds 1 ounce, but looking back h...

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Wildlife Wednesday: American Kestrel
(Oh my, I forgot to hit "Publish" last week!!  I'm still learning!) This week's topic a very cool falcon.  I won't rehash the life history of the bird, you can find that info here .  The American Kestrel (AMKE) is in decline throughout most of its range due...

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Canned venison
Dave and I are avid hunters and typically freeze many cuts of meat each year.  Because of how much meat we store, we have a stand up freezer in addition to our regular fridge/freezer.  Freezing so much of our stockpile is slightly risky because if something...
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