Author Archives: taidinnan

Moving In!

It’s April vacation week and we’re moving into our new house!  Luckily, rainy days have kept me inside, busily packing and carting over car-loads of boxes, bags, and crates.  One more load of the big stuff, including our bed, will … Continue reading

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No Child Left Inside

The following article was published in the most recent edition of the Charlotte News: NO CHILD LEFT INSIDE By: Tai Dinnan Contributor April 09, 2015 Nature Deficit Disorder. Leave No Child Inside. De-natured Childhood. Free Range Kids. What is your … Continue reading

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Fun with Eggs and Natural Dyes

One welcome sign of spring at our house: the chickens have boosted their egg production.  After reading about different natural dyes to use when decorating easter eggs, I decided to try making colorful deviled eggs.  Success!  The results were both colorful … Continue reading

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Happy Easter! Springtime Felting

Despite the fresh snow on the ground, it really is starting to feel like spring around here.  Sap has been flowing steadily, the river ice has melted, and migrating birds have begun to return to Vermont.  We’ve been busy felting … Continue reading

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House Photo Update: The Home Stretch

Once again, I’m devoting a blog post to photos of our house progress instead of a story of delicious cooking, home gardening, or great projects to do with kids.  Soon though, we’ll move into our new home.  It will serve … Continue reading

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DIY Maple Sugaring

Up here in Vermont, our temperatures have begun rising above freezing during the day and falling below 32 degrees at night.  That means it’s sugaring season!  Though specialized technology and expensive equipment have been developed to help large sugar-makers boost their production of luxurious … Continue reading

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More Winter Fun

This winter has been a blast.  Lake Champlain froze across for the second year in a row, we’ve gotten plenty of snow without any mid-winter thaws, and sometimes sunshine even boosts temperatures into the twenties! It’s usually not too hard … Continue reading

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