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About hermitsdoor

Up here in the mountains, we have a saying, "You can't get there from here", which really means "We wouldn't go the trouble to do that". Another concept is that "If you don't know, we ain't telling." For the rest, you'll have to read between the lines.

Dept. of Alternative Facts: Hearing

hearing (v) the act of listening; (n) a meeting in which a members of a group or committee ask questions, listens to witnesses, and review information related to the topic of the meeting Advertisements

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Farm Life: More Bird’s Houses

So that you will not think that I only write about serious topics, here are a few more bird houses that we have acquired and mounted this year.  We found these bird-bird houses in the Lancaster, PA region.  Amish family-run … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Three Mousekateer’s

No, this is not about Disney does farming in the 1950’s.  Farms, especially barns, attract rodents.  Just too much good eats to stay away, and lots of hiding places for homes.  Rodents tend to live in boom-bust cycles, with this … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Birds Like A Room with A View Too

  While we were remodeling our guest room into A Room with A View, two bird families took up nests in hanging flower baskets.  The Pine Siskins in the photographs nested off the deck.  The House Wrens preferred the porch … Continue reading

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Farm Life: A Room With A View

Homes change over time.  Our lives, interests, needs change over time.  We began building our cabin in West Virginia 25 years ago.  We took a couple of years to complete the preliminary projects: walls around the bathrooms, a basic kitchen, … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Farmer’s Day Out… Flower Market

We have been busy getting ready for Spring planting, remodeling, and upcoming family visits.  But, even farmers need a day off now and then.  We took the first Saturday of May off to head to the National Cathedral in Washington, … Continue reading

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Farm Life: What to do with 13 Gourds (We did not plant)?

Every year, something which we did not plant sprouts and grows in our garden.  If we cannot identify it, we are tolerant to watch what it develops into.  Most of the time, these are squash of various sorts, zucchini to … Continue reading

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