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Daily Life Quotes & Reading

The Only Way To Do Great Things Is To Love What You Do (And Some Ramblings On Typography)

If you haven’t watched Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford commencement address, I highly suggest taking a quick break to give it a listen, or click over to the Stanford website to read it.

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Books Daily Life

That Feeling When All Your Library Holds Come In At The Same Time…

  Excuse me for a bit. I have some reading to do. 😀

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Daily Life

Happy 13th Birthday to My Best Riding Buddy

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Daily Life Garden

Saying Goodbye to Illinois and Hello to Colorado

2017 brought many changes for the cookgardensew family, including a new locale! Click to read more and check out the new garden and our “urban homestead” in Colorado.

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Daily Life Garden Photos

Asparagus is peeking up!

This morning I noticed my favorite sign of spring – the first asparagus tips peeking through. The tall one is about the size of my thumb. Hooray!  

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Oh “deer” – there’s a fawn in the yard!

We happened to catch a glimpse of this fawn today. No mama in sight. It nibbled on some drop apples and then ran off.

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Daily Life Garden Photos Wild Berries

Mulberries are starting to ripen!

The mulberries on the trees that line our yard are beginning to ripen. Time to pick, clean and dehydrate some to follow through on my goals for the year! I may even make some jam!

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Daily Life Photos

2014 Magicicadas in Illinois

Just this week we started finding hundreds (ok thousands) of cicadas outside each morning and everyday the hum in the air is growing. A bit of searching turned up that 2014 in our part of IL is the year for emergence of brood III of the Magicacada, a 17 year periodical cicada. For more info […]

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Cook Daily Life Garden

2014 Growing and Gathering Goals

This will be our first full summer in our new house. We have a lot on our plate this year with gardening and landscape work, so I am trying to be realistic on my goals while focusing on using what we have (wild fruit, fruit trees, etc) and making the most of what we grow. […]

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April showers bring May flowers

Well, it is that time of year again in the Midwest. The storms are rolling in. Stay safe everyone!