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IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: The woodpecker pecks

Each morning at 6 a.m., a tiny red-headed woodpecker arrives in our front yard.  How do I know?  Because he starts pecking on the house as soon as he gets there.

Tweets, chirps all part of Master Gardeners Second Saturday

When one steps out of their door, they should take a moment, not just to smell the roses, but to listen to the sounds. 

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Robbing God

“From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My statutes and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you,” says the LORD of hosts. “But you say, ‘How shall we return?’ 8”Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, ‘How have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings. 9”You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing Me, the whole nation of you!…  Malachi 3:7-9

Birds of prey part of dedication day

A sunny day, the scent of warm roses and a sip of wine — what could be better?  

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: The Playhouse

When my children were young, I built a treehouse around a plum tree for them.   They spent hours at the time, hidden away from the outside world by the branches.  I found some old trusses in the woods, hauled them up to the site with an ancient riding lawnmower which doubled as a tractor, and rebuilt them to fit the plans for the roof.

Health system honors Caregiver of the Year

And the winner is…Keisha Jackson. On Friday, May 16, in coordination with National Hospital Week, Jackson, was named 2014 Spirit of Planetree Caregiver of the Year. She is a nurse manager at Halifax Regional Hospital hired in 1999, and she is approaching her 15-year anniversary with Halifax Regional Health System this November.  

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: Mirrors

Find a mirror somewhere.  That’s ok. I will wait…..

Student-constructed projects put through engineering test

Spelling aside, young “ingineers” are engaged in hands on engineering activities in the Halifax County elementary gifted program. 

Meet John Sibley: A lifelong learner

At the age of 57, John Sibley of South Boston may have been the oldest undergraduate student walking in graduation at Longwood University on Saturday. 

IN THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP: God exists

God exists.  I just talked to him this morning.