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The Pleasures of Using a Manual Mower

Posted by Stacy Reece on

Some days, I feel like I have not accomplished enough, and that makes me feel guilty. My manual lawn mower allows me to alleviate that feeling in 15 minutes or less. I can mow an egregious patch of grass and get in some cardio all in one fell swoop. It’s a twofer.

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What I Love About This Time of Year

Posted by Stacy Reece on

I love this time of year. I love the humidity. I love the heat that makes you think you can’t breathe. The still, quiet moments in the afternoon when even the birds can’t sing, but the cicadas can. 

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Do I Water or Wait for Rain?

Posted by Stacy Reece on

This is the time of year when the Southern gardener goes from DEFCON 5 to 1 in an afternoon. What was once the genteel pastime of hosing potted plants and raised beds in long and leisurely swishes with a garden sprayer set on SHOWER immediately transforms into a rescue mission with settings on JET or FULL. 

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A Summer of Rest

Posted by Stacy Reece on

We need a summer of rest and renewal. Our life looks relatively idyllic on the surface, but there is still a fear of what lurks underneath.

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I’m Obsessed With Cleaning Now

Posted by Stacy Reece on

Remember my New Year’s resolution from a few weeks ago about being kinder to myself? I said that when I start to beat myself up, I would just remind myself about something I’m really good at? Well, I think it was a stroke of genius, if I do say so myself. Now, I’m not saying that I’ve done it perfectly, but that’s okay — because I make fantastic pimento cheese. This has lightened the daily mental load tremendously. I think Southern women are raised to let an enormous amount of shame into their daily lives. Don’t leave the house without...

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