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Lift Up This Squirrel and Give Him Peace

Falconry while rewarding has not come without numerous setbacks and struggles.  She-Ra manned quickly, but we stalled out when we started hawking squirrels as she struggled to get her footing right.  She wanted to grab dangerously at the back of the squirrel instead of at the head.  This week that technique resulted in a squirrel bite,

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I Had a Lot of Help from Jack Daniels

Let’s face it.  Most holidays are messy.  As kids move away and families grow, just coming up with a date to have dinner during the holidays can be excruciating.  Throw in the over-the-top Christmases that so many of us insist on, and we’re all just one horseman short of an apocalypse.  That said, I LOVE

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You Won’t Regret It

At 32 I often feel as if adventures are fleeting.  I’m too old to stay out late, I’m too tied down with important obligations. I’m stretched too thin even if by my own doing, but when my two favorite bands (I’m not exaggerating) announced a tour together, I knew I had to make it to

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Oh Christmas Tree

Christmas is one of my favorite holidays for decorating, but with all of our Christmas trimmings and various rooms it can be a little daunting.  Luckily my mother always decorates our big tree.  She is a Christmas tree wizard.  I have so many fond childhood memories of our immaculately decorated Christmas trees. As for the rest

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House Tour Series: Library

It’s been a busy few weeks here at McNemar House, but today I wanted to take a moment to return to our House Tour Series on the blog.  I’ve been enjoying this series because it has afforded me more time to talk about each of the rooms in detail– something I’m often lacking when we’re

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Into the Woods

Last week was interesting.  Since I was a child I’ve waited each year for deer season to get outside and hunt with my grandmother, my dad, or Bronson at the family camp in Webster County, West Virginia.  While I never shot a deer in all the years I went, and I’ve even resorted to just

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Sweet Sweet Music

This weekend as we gathered for the house show with Nashville recording artist Emmalea Deal, I was thankful for our home that has been a vehicle not only for keeping friendships alive but also for kindling new friendships.  It may come as a surprise to you that I’m actually an introvert by nature.  It’s true.  Being

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The House Our Fathers Built

I’m excited to share an article this week that was written by an old friend and amazing writer.  We extend our sincerest thanks to Josh for telling our story better than we ever could ourselves.  I think we could most accurately be described as the latter in the words of Steve Martin: “Some people have

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Planning a Christmas Party

It’s been a busy couple of weeks here at McNemar House.  Our annual Christmas Party date has been set (it’s going to be a blast so grab your free tickets while they are still available), so we’ve begun the party planning process.  I’m super excited about this year’s party because not only are we featuring

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The Hunt

The last couple of weeks have been eventful for sure.  For those of you who didn’t catch my Instagram/Facebook post, She-Ra’s DNA results came back, and we found out that she is actually a male.  We were all very surprised.  I spent two days trying to say things like “hey dude” and “good boy” when

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