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The Delivery Truck

Ordered a mattress? The delivery truck is on its way.

23 letters

This afternoon, I checked a friend’s blog to learn that her precious one, who is just two weeks older than Schäfer, can already identify 23 letters in the alphabet.

While I was so excited for her, Mommy Guilt came in full force.

“You have got to get yourself together. You are in charge of his

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Pass the milk, please.

How did you know there were milk companies where you lived? While catching up on all we missed last fall, Sandra’s friend told her about the melamine findings in the milk and formula (this happened in September ’08). Apparently, two local dairy companies had no melamine findings in their milk. The next day, we went

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The Great Search for Raw Milk

As many of you well know, one of the items we brought back from the States was a cheese-making kit. We’re pretty excited about this!

However, to make cheese you need milk that hasn’t been ultra-pasteurized.

What is available in Yichang? Only ultra-pasteurized milk.

Hummm. Challenge.

So the other day, I visited two local milk

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imaginary Haiku store going out of business sale

So I set up an Etsy account today because I’ve started going over there and I wanted to tag some favorites…gather a few ideas…simple enough.

I got a little stressed setting up my account because there was a big warning regarding your username: if I should ever open an Etsy store, it will become my

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Apple Crisp

INGREDIENTS 10 cups thinly sliced apples 1 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup water (we don’t recommend this) 1 cup quick-cooking oats (double) 1 cup all purpose flour (double) 1 cup packed brown sugar (double) 1/4 teaspoon baking powder (double) 1/4 teaspoon baking soda (double) 1/2 cup

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