Long time, no see. Yes I'm still here, sorry for that stretch of moving-related silence.
I've recently decided to do some blog renovations, so if you notice changes and disruptions in web access, that's why...please excuse our dust as we remodel!
Alas, we recently closed our social media platforms (Twitter, Pinterest) so if you'd like updates, the best way to get them is through our email signup, at the bottom of each page on this site. Our social media accounts were unfortunately generating a lot of weird spam, so they had to go.
Fall is my time to cook up new projects...I almost always start a new novel for National Novel Writing Month, with excellent intentions and lots of ideas...only to have the next Great American Novel sputter out on page six. Oh, well. It's fun anyway, try it sometime!
So for this fall, I've decided to bring a new focus to the blog--supporting the local economy. I'm calling it "Local(ish) Economics" and we'll see where it leads. It has its own page although there's not any content there yet. One of the reasons we requested a military duty station in Virginia (along with having family here) is that we wanted to have access to the wonderful food, wine, arts, and crafts the Commonwealth has to offer. It's exciting!
We'll launch this new venture today by introducing you to Mr. Earl Harrison, who owns Handcrafting with Wood in Suffolk, VA. Mr. Harrison is incredibly talented in the art of woodworking, as you can see from the gallery of his recent offerings, below. He uses traditional hand tools, which is really becoming a lost art. Mr. Harrison can be reached by phone at (757) 986-2629, and is a regular vendor at the Smithfield Farmer's Market. He often uses reclaimed wood from lumber mills, as well as downed trees from hurricanes to craft gorgeous pieces. His prices range from $15-$90 USD. Have a look!
Good luck & thanks for reading,