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Minor Cold xiǎo hán 小寒 Jan 5th

The new year has begun. We entered into the period of Minor Cold on the 5th of January although for many serious cold has already come. Xiǎohán, or Shōkan in Japanese, Sohan in Korean, or Tiểu hàn in Vietnamese is … Continue reading

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Friday Files – 437 Things to Do by Next Week Part II

Last Friday morning the truck wouldn’t start. I had left the lights on after coming home from the laundry in the snowstorm Sunday. After having the AAA tow truck driver analyze the battery and alternator he decided to see if … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Shots, Diets and Other Feline Concerns

Thursday Hansel had his booster shot and is all done. Dr Reeder likes to stagger shots to help ward off possible side effects. His neuter has had little effect on his behavior but if he gets a regular session with … Continue reading

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Major Snow dà xuě 大雪 Dec 07

On December 7th we move into the 21st solar term of 大雪 Dàxuě , or Taisetsu in Japanese, 대설 Daeseol in  Korean and Đại tuyết in Vietnamese. It is literally translated as major or great snow. It snows heavily for the first time in … Continue reading

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Pumpkins Everywhere! What to Do?

The pumpkins are showing up in all the garden centers in spite of many farmers locally telling me it was not a great year. My own vines resembled the Little Shop of Horrors plant, invading the neighbor’s yard spreading out … Continue reading

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When the Cat is the Canary

I lost little Mini to some auto-immune disease even the vet was unsure of although he thought it was feline lupus. She was exposed to something in that old apartment complex, probably some toxin the idiot maitenance men tracked all … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Missing a Garden

A sure sign of spring is not bird actiity or things starting to green up. The erratic weather we’ve been having can foool even birds and trees. No, it’s something much more automatic and unconnected to Mother Nature, the start … Continue reading

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