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Precious Things

My grandson is five. Together we walk our farm, and identify the creatures and gifts of nature that make their home here. I teach him about the flowers, the plants, the bugs and the animals. I tell him not to squeeze the baby birds that we are raising in the barn. They are precious I

Love, Life, Laughter and Lavender

Twelve years ago we loaded up the vehicle and left our Cape Cod home for a few days in Newport. On our way my husband suggested we drive through the town of Westport. He was intrigued by the idea of a town with both a winery and a brewery. We had long planned that when

Hello neighbor

When I was a girl my mother would often visit with neighbors. They would send all of us kids out to play while they drank instant coffee, smoked Winstons, and gabbed. They would take turns yelling at the kids to stop beating up on the smaller kids and to quit climbing in the trees. Every

Numbers in Boxes: Green Ledger Sheets

The best way to avoid feeling like a victim at tax time is to be armed with knowledge. Not only do you need to know what you are liable for at tax time, you need to learn what your deductions are. Tax planning allows us to work as a team so that we can help

When I go

Lilly, nickname Doodle, came to us a little over nine years ago from a breeder in upstate New York. She’s a black and white border collie with a little snippet of brown, and she spent her first day at home laying on my feet in the kitchen while I cut and sliced strawberries for jam.

You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

What We Keep   My mother found her postal career in her forties when my brothers and I no longer needed her full-time care. Mom loved her job as a postal clerk, and would often work more than sixty hours per week. The job often demanded she work holidays and she would rise well before

What We Keep

Taxing Matters, Inc. Sherilyn Mahoney-Battles, Enrolled Agent 171 Pine Hill Road Westport, MA 02790 P 508-636-9829 P 800-774-1040 F 508-636-9820 Orleans Location: 52 Cranberry Highway Orleans, MA 02653   Taxing Matters, Inc. Sherilyn Mahoney-Battles, Enrolled Agent 171 Pine Hill Road Westport, MA 02790 P 508-636-9829 P 800-774-1040 F 508-636-9820 Orleans Location: 52 Cranberry Highway Orleans,

Love, Life, Laughter and Lavender

The View from My Window A year ago I shared with my husband the plan to acquire a dressing table for my fiftieth birthday. My makeup ritual has always been a bit of a dash and run so he couldn’t hid his surprise. He asked if I was actually going to sit at this table

The View from My Window

    On a shelf in my kitchen sits a ceramic clock with wings that my daughter, Casey, made for me when she was seven or eight. Indeed, almost everyone I talk to complains about how time seems to fly by. Too many things to do; not enough hours in the day. We exist in

Moments in Time

    On a shelf in my kitchen sits a ceramic clock with wings that my daughter, Casey, made for me when she was seven or eight. Indeed, almost everyone I talk to complains about how time seems to fly by. Too many things to do; not enough hours in the day. We exist in