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Are You Surprised?

Talitha

The first time I came here, I remember I was surprised to see store-bought canned green beans in the office pantry. It’s good for me to see that the people here are “normal.” They drink sugar-sweetened tea and…yes, they even … Read more

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Fresh Dirt

Talitha

Mike turned up new ground today. It’s such a lovely smell. It means that spring is right around the corner.

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Butter

Talitha

It’s such a good thing! Not only is it delicious, but if you use raw cream and real salt, it’s so healthy for you. Here’s a quick, easy way to make homemade butter (taken from Homesteading for Beginners Vol. 1, … Read more

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NGJ Office Humor: The Pearl’s Gift Registry

Talitha

Mel let everyone know today that with Mike and Debi’s anniversary coming up that maybe they should consider registering for gifts. His idea: Register at the local, damaged-goods, second-hand store, “Almost Anything.” Debi’s reply—“It’s so funny because it’s so TRUE.”

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Cold Sand

Talitha

Springtime apparently means volleyball around here. Since the weather’s been warm this past week, people in the community have been out several times. For me, it’s very interesting to see the odd mix of people who play. From teenage girls … Read more

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Seedlings

Talitha

We have a lot going on in the office, but Debi still has to watch over her garden: http://www.bulkherbstore.com/Mama-Pearl%27s-Garden-Collection

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Debi and Gracie in the Garden

Fresh Air

Talitha

  We love being outside! Here is Debi Pearl with her granddaughter, Gracie, in the herb garden.

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Debi Working in Her Herb Garden

Spring

Talitha

  Less than a week until Spring! Well, not too much has changed. The snow has melted, and we’ve begun to clean out the herb garden. We are still cleaning out the gravel from the flooding last spring!

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Screenshot of Website Redesign Mockup

Website Overhaul

Talitha

  James Easling, son-in-law to Michael and Debi Pearl, has worked tirelessly restructuring NGJ’s website. Look for some amazing changes over the next several months.

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Sample coloring pages and four crayons

Free Coloring Pages

Talitha

  Go to YellAndTellBooks.com to download free coloring pages.

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