A Perfect 10 – Amplify Happiness: Relive Your Childhood

[Jason] “I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be

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“Live Simply and All Will Go Well”

[Sondra] Sigurd F. Olson was a distinguished ecologist, wilderness conservation advocate, beloved author, and colleague of Jason’s grandpa who was a forester.  Right now Jason

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Our Top Picks for Healthy Game Day Finger Foods

[Sondra] Finger foods are always fun to eat, and especially while watching a game.  With the Super Bowl right around the corner, we thought we’d

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Spicy Turkey Kale Cups

We loved this easy and healthy appetizer which could also be served as a light meal or main course.  The concept is the same as

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Progress on the Retreat Homestead (video)

[Jason] Construction on the retreat homestead on our North Idaho 40 acre mountain property has begun!  After a long wait on proper permits, the wettest

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Adapting to rural living: Equipment for managing our woodlot

[Jason] The BBC Nature network defines adaptation as “…a process that helps organisms survive in their ecological niche or habitat; adaptations can be anatomical, behavioural

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A New Years Update & Neighbors Come to Visit

[Sondra] Great news!  We have the permits needed to move ahead with the construction of our house!  However, we’re not sure about the construction timeline as

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The Disease Dilemma – prevention, caring & curing

[Jason] Just this past week a friend’s young daughter was diagnosed with a rare strain of brain cancer that additionally affected her spinal cord and

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