Vacation is a chore, but well worth it. This means pausing things...
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- Another Namerator request for this new calf, please...
- I'll be on vacation when you get this.
- Tiny home construction - pauses.
- New courses, audiobooks, and updated anthologies also on pause for two weeks.
- But meanwhile, become a First Reader by joining the Insider's Club and sending me an email... which I'll answer as soon as I get back.
Now we are down to only one cow who hasn't had her calf yet. That will make it 18 this year.
This week's featured calf is lucky number 13:
Only has a white belt, like its momma (although Mama has a streak of white down her tail, which is sometimes visible - after a good rain.) This bull calf is a product of straight-line breeding, where the bull also serves the daughters. The mamma is half his and half Jersey, so she's very forward. That makes this bull calf about 3/4 Galloway. Genetically, this works out OK, but as he's a bull he's not staying around once he's a weaned yearling. (We have two bulls and that is more than enough.)
And here's your chance to give him a name - just reply to this email with your inspiration(s)...
Calves and Cows health: We're still getting some infections, but they are fewer as time goes on. Minerals and Diatomaceous Earth is working well, along with the dryer weather. The apple cider vinegar (ACV) also disappears on an irregular schedule, so I keep replenishing it. It seems to be popular with the calves. I also found that you can make ACV with green apples. So we can thin out our trees here before harvest time and use those to make our own ACV. Better use of our resources.
Cozy Cottage (Tiny Home) Progress
Now, since I'm taking my romance research subject on a short vacation, the cottage progress is on hold until I return from a short vacation. One more newsletter after this one is being scheduled for while I'm gone and then there will hopefully be more good news.
Fiction Re-releases on Hiatus
I've started reworking the Ghost Hunter Canons - there are three of them. And these were each built from four Ghost Hunter anthologies. The first one will have a special introductory price, and will only be a direct link (for obvious reasons) as this gets advertised to get people into that fiction series.
But I've run out of time to get these ready for you. In a couple of weeks, I'll have these going again. Plus there are other paperbacks to get issued, like the J. R. Kruze collections.
Still, I have another fiction story which is still writing itself (and being a bit insistent about being written in spite of.)
Once I'm back and refreshed from the "vacay", then we'll get all excited over new stuff. (I may even be writing a new short story while I'm out there - depending...)
Courses and Audiobooks News
There's too much to do here in too little time. So I'm not bringing anything out new at this point. Visit store.livingsensical.com and do a search to find all that are out there already. Plenty of stuff to help you improve your life.
Once I get back from this "vacay", then I'll ramp some stuff up again. There is a lot to do to make these books into courses. And plenty of new courses to build into books. (Like all this wealth of data I'm sitting on about writing.)
The plan is to start generating videos, which then become the course, which then become the book-versions. And if you know anything about my "firehose of content" you know how easy making new course/books/etc. is these days. Just takes time, which is in short supply this summer.
So, patience becomes the watchword...
Taking a vacation - but I'm still bringing stuff to you...
I'll be in the Smoky Mountains when you get this. For 8 days. Mainly this "vacay" is for my romance research partner. Last two years were rough on many of us, and despite the high gas prices, she wants to see the Smoky Mountains (from her bucket list) - so I managed to persuade my sister to mind the cows for a week. Then I'll come back to set the bulls in with their respective herds for next years calves.
Don't worry, these newsletters will keep coming, with cute calf namerator challenges.
So - getting everything ready to take time off is a job all on its own. Stay tuned and I'll have some great material for you soon...
PS. Summer fruit
Blackberries and Elderberries are in their prime right now. So I should have tales of syrup and jelly being produced - when I get back from my dreamy-eyed "research".
Oh - wait, there's more: The recent results just confirm all I've been telling (some of) you for years - you can actually have and be anything and everything you want out of life. Really. Whether it's finding a dear companion or a million-dollar salary. And it's all in that "Strangest Secret Collection" (my characters named it the "decoder ring"). You only have to take the leap of faith and put it into use...
(Again, to get your updated copy, just reply to this and ask - I'll send you the most recent edition if you don't have yours or misplaced it.) As well, I do need to get some courses up, so I'll start working these in once I get all the major non-fiction books republished.
Become a First Reader
First readers have now become collaborators. And get the first inklings of a story before anyone else except me. (They also get immediate notification and pictures of new calves.) Our interactions are what result in the Notes editions for each book. It's simple to become one - just raise your hand.
How to Raise Your Hand: Join the no-cost Insider's Club and then send me an email that you have. Tell me what you bring to the table. If you make a good case, I'll include you on my First Reader Emails.
Expect great things over the next year - and continuing...
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