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Death and Dignity

For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: … Continue reading

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Foodonomics

Some thoughts (sprinkled with theology and home-grown photos). I. Food: The Foundation of All Economics These are the things I will argue: A) Food is the foundation of human society. B) A vibrant economy in any people group comes only … Continue reading

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Review of “The Business of Being Born”

“The Business of Being Born” is a passionate ground-level examination of home childbirth, anchored in a scene in which its executive producer, Ricki Lake, the actress and former talk-show host, gives birth to her second child in a bathtub. That … Continue reading

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Sourdough: the solution to all the world’s problems

We make our own bread products in this house, and rely heavily on commercial yeast from the grocery store. Not only is the stuff expensive, it’s not self-sustaining, since you have to keep buying it to keep making bread. I … Continue reading

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What We Do: a montage of our days these days

In one of my favorite movies – A Beautiful Mind – Alicia Nash is tending the kitchen while her medicated husband sits at a table staring blankly at nothing. “Whatcha thinkin’ about?” she asks. “What do people do?” he replies. … Continue reading

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I Don’t Eat Well So I Can live to be 100

I don’t do much now-a-days except sit in a chair to feed and rock my new beautiful, sweet, precious, amazing, little boy. In doing this, I have alot of time to think. Lately, something’s been weighing heavily on my heart. … Continue reading

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Spring sprouting

In all reality, we are a tad behind on our garden. I don’t think it’ll be too detrimental, but I kinda wish we’d gotten started a bit earlier. That said, we have made some progress.. On starting indoors Some vegetables … Continue reading

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Our Homebirth

Meet Saylor Jack Bechtold. His entrance into the world was not easy, but it was truly beautiful. We desire your prayers for the newest member of The Ozark House and the Bechtold family. Check back soon to read Nathan and … Continue reading

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Pondering A Pig

Our farm needs something…something more. A baby, yes. And that will come. But another something – more primitive. More…edible. We’re thinking about getting pigs. Through my readings, I have grown interested in rare heritage breeds of animals (and heirloom varieties … Continue reading

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35 Weeks

This is me at 35 weeks pregnant. I’m going to put up a new picture every week until our sweet baby is here. This is mainly for our families because they won’t see me again until the little mouse’ arrival. … Continue reading

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