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Category: Purdy Talk

Two times I want to tell you about

This is one time when it looked like our room was opposited.  It was the morning, but still dark, and I was going to check if anyone was awake. And my brothers,  Evan and Collin, are the latest sleepers. My brother Owen’s bunk bed was next to my top bunk bed, so there was a […]

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Got him

Rundy set a trap out for an animal who has been eating eggs and killing ducks .The next morning he found out it caught an opossum! Deirdre called it cute and said "I want to cuddle it" but everybody else said it was gross. Rundy shot him after that.

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News flash!

Caleb lost his first tooth!!   Deirdre is the only one who still has all her baby teeth!   The first batch of baby chicks has arrived!! They will quickly turn into meat chickens for the freezer, but right now they’re fluffly little balls that scurry around.   Dad and Teman are taking a week […]

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Fairly often, I’m asked what our family usually does for lunch. Here’s the run down of this past week: Monday: Caleb (age 6) makes macaroni and cheese, from scratch. He needs only a little help from me. Tuesday: Cadie made Chicken and Spaghetti for supper last night. I boil another three pounds of spaghetti for […]

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Deirdre's Birthday

  Deirdre struck this pose, and declared, "Today is the bestest day!" It’s her on her birthday, and she is wearing the present I gave her, a fancy dress. She perfectly accessorized the outfit later on in the evening with her chicken hat (which I made her last year) and my pair of uber-cool sunglasses. […]

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Garden stuff

I planted three bachelor’s buttons today. Collin doesn’t want a garden this year and we will probably plant the water melons there (evan is going to do water melons to).The peas are sprouting.I helped titi move the tomatoes to bigger pots today

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Haircuts (Don't be Chicken!)

  Boys don’t like haircuts or picture takings. One of my many tasks around here is that of the town Barber. Once upon a time, a long time ago, Grandma Purdy used to cut the boys’ hair. Between her declining health, and the ever increasing amount of boys (and their hair), she was forced to […]

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What's going to be in my garden.

I’m going to have: Zinnias, bachelor’s buttons, water melons, and maybe something else that’s left-over (but I might not have room) . I had Zinnias and bachelor’s buttons last year, and got seeds from them to plant this year!

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Rundy the Northeast Cowboy

Once again, Rundy is gaining exposure through the quilt of the same name created by our neighbor Marilyn Belford. This time he shows up on the website of a Syracuse tv station. Their video section currently features a news short on the Quilts=Art=Quilts exhibit at the Shweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, NY, where "Rundy" is […]

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Deirdre at Night

Last night when I came to bed, instead of the soft even sound of Deirdre’s sleep breathing, I was greeted by a tiny muffled voice: "Who’s dat?" Lots of times I be silly and make her figure it out for herself: "Hmm, who is it? I’m probably Titi, right?" to which she says "No, you’re […]

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