Category Archives: Tools

Mountain Lure/Lore/Love Of The “Pick-Em-Up” Truck

“Maggie,  my sweet darling,…we need a “pick-em-up” truck to tote our firewood and your garden dirt” Be careful for what you wish for, because now we own one! Thanks to Maggie’s “eagle” eye for “back-country” roadside bargains, and the fact … Continue reading

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“tiggers and chicks”

Memorial Day weekend, while “welcoming” the Summer season, we mountain folks “unwelcome” the arrival of the worst pests of the year. Chiggers and ticks! “Tick checks” are “business as usual” down here in Lizard Holler. When Maggie and I return … Continue reading

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…Fire From Ice…

Survival in the Boston Mountains was always keen on the minds of the early settlers here. A bitter cold winter, with a lost flint stone to start a fire, could spell imminent disaster. Clever mountain settlers knew that they could … Continue reading

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Please Pass The Biscuits

Bread is commonly referred to as the “staff of life.” People around the world have prepared bread for 30,000 years. Here in the Boston Mountains, folks have always loved their “homemade butter on the bread.” The most common form of … Continue reading

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Deer Dings

Quite a few vehicles up here in the Boston Mountains have what we call “deer dings.” My wife Maggie hit a deer coming home one night a few years back. Presto! Deer ding! You can buy “deer sirens” at the … Continue reading

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All’s Well, That Fills The Well

The majority of folks living here in the Boston Mountains depend on a well for everyday water. There are a few nearby rural water associations that offer “city” water, but a major part of everyday life here in the mountains is … Continue reading

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Blog, Blog, Blog

Just a quick “shout out!” My wife Maggie inspired me to create this blog. I wish more couples could be inspired by their mate/best friend combination. She is much more accomplished than I with her professional blog http://haikudoodle.wordpress.com and finds it to be … Continue reading

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