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This letter describes the first Christmas Seymore and Bryhta shared as newlyweds. Accompanying a team of loggerheads from the gardeners guild, Seymore and Bryhta go with Leornian and Coca on an outing to the Old Pinewood at Lanham, away to the south of the Promontory. Seymore concludes his letter with this introduction to sundry observations about attempting to make Christmas perfect: If an abstract idea of perfection is the standard by which Christmas is measured, the effort is doomed from the start.
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By Al R. Young "If you would live a beautiful life have a beautiful farm," though not a precise quote from the Shakers, is certainly a concept they would have empathized with. It is just as certainly a description of the world Carol Cordiale shares with her husband in their country acreage in historic upstate New York--as Carol describes it, situated "on a rise nestled between two hills with a brook flowing from East to West." Together they have long cultivated an herb and cottage flower garden, raised sheep and goats, and even opened a little wool shop where, for a few years, Carol could sell the yarns she spun from the wool she gathered from her Nubian and Angora goats, and her llama, "Tommy-Hawk... Read more »
By Al R. Young The Heidi's Christmas issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios. This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Deck The Walls (4 pages)Hearth - My Little Chamber (2 pages)Kitchen - Einfach (6 pages)Music - Your Song Was Beautiful (1 page)Garden - Wanted So Much To See The Flowers (2 pages)Workshops - All At Once It Was Finished (2 pages)Bookshelf - Johanna Spyri (1 page)Attic - Living Richly Without Being Rich (1 page)Garret - The Perfect Christmas (3 pages)Heidi's Christmas is the 73rd issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »
By Al R. Young Heidi's Christmas is almost here! We're just putting the finishing touches on this latest issue of The Storybook Home Journal, featuring the delights and magic of a Christmas on the Alm. While you're waiting, mix up a batch of Cup O' Cocoa Cake Batter and bake away! You can use some left-over hot chocolate or cocoa from one of these cold autumn evenings as the third of a cup of "very dark cocoa" called for in the recipe, or use the equivalent as listed below... Read more »