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Hi, I’m LL. Previously a wilderness guide, cattle-hauler, and construction worker (to name a few), now I’m a full-time mother and freelance writer. I spend most of my time with my kids and husband tending our home-grown lifestyle.

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The Breakup

Dear Natural Deodorant, I really wanted this to work. You said all the right things….”paraben free,” and “aluminum free.” You promised cool and fresh when you said “cucumber & mint.” But you let me down when I needed you. Not a day goes by that I don’t expect to break a sweat. I’m better off […]

The Beautiful Tomato

Tomato should be changed to a hyphenated word…never by itself, but always as beautiful-tomato. Decades ago, I heard Gerard Dipardieu murmur (with a French accent, of course) about the beautiful-tomatoes he bought his lady friend in the movie Green Card. And I haven’t been the same since. Doesn’t it sound better to say, “Please pass […]


Don’t let his horns fool you. This Oberhasli wether, my son’s goat, is as sweet as the day is long. This goat will be carrying a pack on his first trip this fall.

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