Killer Bees

Doesn’t this just make your skin crawl?

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Organic Couch Potatoes

There’s something pretty simple I didn’t have until this year—something that you probably take for granted.

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Going to the Apes

Attended Denali’s delightful wedding this afternoon (one of my graphic designers). I took lots of photos. Stay tuned!

Last weekend, Nicker Doodles asked me out for a date, which means he gets to choose the restaurant, the movie, the whole affair, whatever … getting out the tractor to install new fenceposts? Sometimes. (Actually, I just came in from helping him do just that.)

He took me to the movie “Planet of the Apes.” We have a new theater in town we haven’t tried yet. The new seats, even the popcorn was top notch. But here’s a little tip about “Planet of the Apes.”

The movie ended. Everyone exited the theater except for the two of us and one other couple.

I’ve always wondered why we sit there reading credits. Testing our eyesight? Looking for someone we might know? (Fat chance.) Using the extra time to decompress from an overly thoughtful, heavy movie? Finishing off the last of the popcorn? Milking date night for one last kernel?

Well, finally, it paid off. The opposite of a spoiler alert is this: don’t leave. Somewhere in the middle of the credits, the movie actually ENDS and it’s a very different ending than the ending those who left, left with. Stay put. There. That’s my date night tip. Apes will rise but movie patrons need to do just the opposite.

Official Movie Website for Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Bedding Idea

I’ve come up with the most fabulous bedding idea. First, we took photos of some old ceiling tins I have as well as some that my friends here in Idaho,, turned into wall mirrors for me to sell in my retail stores. Next, I turned the designs into quilts and shams. I’m planning on several different color palettes over time. Can you tell I’m excited?

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Cast Your Vote

Get ready to cast your vote for jobs in rural America.

Here’s how. MORE magazine sent a crew to my farm recently for photos because they’re going to feature my Project F.A.R.M. (First-class American Rural Made) in their November issue. Make sure your subscription to More magazine is current!

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First Day of School

Here’s my grandgirl heading into the University of Idaho music department for her first day of music classes. Note her travel companion — a well-loved, hand-rubbed blankie.