Ice Shack: Part 1

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Ice Fishing House

There are only a few glorious weeks of good ice where we bundle up and travel into the magical no-man’s land that is a frozen lake. Drop a line down a hole and sit around with your palls in the frozen tundra. Ahh January in Minnesota: it’s officially ice fishing season.

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Happy New Year: 2018

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Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

If I had to sum up 2017 in one word, it would be fast. It went by sofast. But that is not my word of the year… Each year, I take a pause and reflect on the year behind, and set my intentions for the year ahead by choosing a word. Here’s my word for 2018 and a personal reflection.

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Less or More for Christmas?

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That is the Question

Some years we go a little overboard. Other years we keep it simple. I enjoy all forms of holiday cheer, but this year is quite a different one for us.

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Old House Tour

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Old House, New Owners

Well here’s a blast from the past! A friend of ours who is house hunting stumbled upon this little property. Look familiar? Fun to see what they changed and what they left the same.

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Neighbor’s Shower + Updates

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Ahh, it seems like only yesterday we were two youngsters on a mission to renovate our basement bathroom, knocking out walls and digging plumbing. Almost two years ago already. Joe is reliving the good ol’ days, using his experience to help a friend with a similar shower. I guess you know who to call for any shower projects from now on!

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Plant Grant Year 2

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New Trees

We scored another plant grant this year and brought home a couple new trees and a whole bunch of plants. Here’s our haul!

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