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What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. ~ John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

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I leave Monday for a quick trip to Northern Michigan. I know there won’t be any flowers, but these hydrangeas from my mom’s backyard always made me think of home. So excited to be heading north!!

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It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~ Mark Twain

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Where flowers bloom so does hope. ~ Lady Bird Johnson

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Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers. ~ Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

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Good farmers, who take seriously their duties as stewards of Creation and of their land’s inheritors, contribute to the welfare of society in more ways than society usually acknowledges, or even knows. These farmers produce valuable goods, of course; but they also conserve soil, they conserve water, they conserve wildlife, they conserve open space, they conserve scenery. ~ Wendell Berry, Bringing it to the Table: Writings on Farming and Food

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How did it get so late so soon? ~ Dr. Seuss

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To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. ~ Jane Austen

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However many years she lived, Mary always felt that ‘she should never forget that first morning when her garden began to grow’. ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

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Meet Moe!  He’s our new Lab pup, 19 weeks, 26.5 lbs of pure sweetness.  He sure has helped ease the sadness of having to surrender our Boxer rescue.  Looking forward to many years with this sweet boy in our family.

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