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Archive for June, 2010

15 Bean Soup

The sun is shining as I write this, but since we’ve had a wide variety of weather this spring, I am observing a rainy-day tradition in my family–I’m making homemade soup. I soaked the beans overnight, because that’s how my mom does it, and rinsed them off this morning, before adding new water, salt, onions, some garlic, pearl barley and brown rice to the mix. Now, for the crockpot alchemy–gradually, as I write my pages and go about the normal business of a Monday, whatever that might turn out to be, the delicious aroma will fill the house.

Soup is

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Friday Slog Blog

Guess what–it’s raining. (Sigh.) Hence the title of today’s post.

I definitely don’t have the bad-weather blues, though. I did a 2 hour chat on Facebook last night, and it was so great–the next best thing to all of us rubbing elbows at a party. All together, there were well over 500 messages, and I was blown away! There were a few familiar names in the bunch, too–like Heather Alling. Hey, Heather. When it was over, I was so happy and so exhausted that I was in bed and sound asleep within minutes.

Someone asked what ATCs are, and that

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Cattle drives rarely went more than ten or twelve miles a day, as the cattle had to be given time to rest and graze. A drive from Texas to Montana could take up to five months.