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Emma and the Williams farm at Bloomfield, 10 of 12

By 1875 John Williams decided that the time had come for a new and ample barn. Plans for the structure 60 ft. by 105 ft., and a full 60 ft. 475 more words

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Book Update

I feel like this has been long coming. Recently things have been crazy. I’ve been posting tons of Life posts, but  my writing posts have been sorely lacking. 876 more words


Ode to Audiobooks

If you check in and read my posts these days, you might notice I have been reviewing a lot of audiobooks. Solely audiobooks, as a matter of fact. 166 more words

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Likeable and unlikeable characters

Recently, I picked up Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Then I put it back down again. Sharpish. The reasons I’d put it down were that I did not like, empathise with, or understand either character, and that I was irritated at how clever the book was trying to be. 1,330 more words


Emma and the Williams farm at Bloomfield, 9 of 12

About 1864 the family moved across the road to the brick shop so that a major addition could be added to their house. “With timber from their own woods and lumber from their own mill, according to plans made largely by themselves, Caleb and John tore down part of the old house and in front of the brick section built a most comfortable home provided with twelve rooms, a pantry and wash room, a spacious wood-house including an old-fashioned brick oven and smoke house, over which was a roomy storeroom. 108 more words

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Happy Book Birthday to...Deborah Harkness

It’s New Release Tuesday with one book birthday that I have waited years to come out! Deborah Harkness’ conclusion to her All Souls Trilogy is finally here!!! 25 more words

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Emma and the Williams farm at Bloomfield, 8 of 12

John Williams’s keen interest in horticulture soon found him travelling to Rochester, New York where he learned the best modern methods of grafting, pruning, budding, selection and insect control. 344 more words

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