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The Hermits' Rest

The Hermits' Rest

By Sue Ann (Suna) Kendall
Peace, quiet, and beauty in the middle of Texas - Suna talks about nature, dogs, horses, chickens, knitting, books, human foibles, and ranch life, in no particular order. Music by Declan Murtagh. All contents copyright 2021 Sue Ann Kendall.
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Solace at the Sea, and Travel Planning
Suna and Spouse enjoy a seaside reverie, with gulls, then they come up with a super plan for getting back to the Hermits' Rest! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/20/solace-at-the-sea-and-travel-planning/
05:18
May 20, 2021
I May Have Become Boring, But I Have Updates!
Suna laments that nothing she has to say right now is interesting, but shares how the progress on the ranch fencing project is going, which may be interesting after all. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/19/i-may-have-become-boring-but-i-have-updates/
05:04
May 19, 2021
Learning to Be an Ally of My BIPOC Friends
Suna reports on learning from the founder of the Black Outside organization, and thinks about positive changes in the black community when it comes to having fun in the water. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/18/learning-to-be-an-ally-of-my-bipoc-friends/
07:08
May 19, 2021
Pivoting…Again
Looks like Suna and Spouse are in South Carolina for a while. And they found the seedy bits of the neighborhood. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/17/pivoting-again/
04:09
May 19, 2021
Controversial? I Stopped Shaving My Legs
Suna bares all, or at least bares her legs as she shares why shaving is not for this old feminist. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/16/controversial-i-stopped-shaving-my-legs/
04:59
May 17, 2021
Knitting My Way to Calabash
Suna takes her knitting along to explore Calabash, North Carolina. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/15/knitting-my-way-to-calabash/
04:56
May 16, 2021
Book Report: How Stella Learned to Talk
What a fun and interesting book this was! A dog actually CAN talk, with a communication device perfect for dogs. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/15/book-report-how-stella-learned-to-talk/
04:53
May 16, 2021
Book Report: Susan, Linda, Nina and Cokie
Suna reports on a group biography or the pioneer women of National Public Radio. Great book! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/15/book-report-susan-linda-nina-and-cokie/
04:55
May 16, 2021
Spousal Pride
Suna's spouse got surprised for an award for his civic contributions in their small town. Suna gushes about what a great guy he is. That's not normal, is it? This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/14/spousal-pride/
03:23
May 16, 2021
Sartorial Strategies
Suna suddenly thinks no one wears jeans and t-shirts but her anymore. Crisis? This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/14/sartorial-strategies/
05:25
May 16, 2021
Nature Is the Best Medicine
Suna feels better after immersing herself in a beautiful woods. Plus, she got to go to a pancake restaurant that was frozen in time, in a good way. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/13/nature-is-the-best-medicine/
05:15
May 14, 2021
What’s My Problem?
Suna explains, at great length, how she has suddenly plunged into a state of poor mental health, and what she plans to do about it. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/13/whats-my-problem/
08:32
May 14, 2021
Time to Pivot!
Suna and Spouse have to re-plan their "vacation" time and deal with cold weather. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/12/time-to-pivot/
04:14
May 14, 2021
Practically Finishing a Knitted Object!
Suna is happy to have finished the knitting part on the wrap she's been working on. And she and Lee had delicious German food. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/11/practically-finishing-a-knitted-object/
05:47
May 12, 2021
Book Report: Yellow, the History of a Color
Suna reviews a book all about the color yellow, which is maybe the saddest color on the spectrum, at least historically. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/11/book-report-yellow-the-history-of-a-color/
05:35
May 12, 2021
Another Post about Birds, Beaches, and Beauty
Suna goes on a boat ride to a deserted island, but does not get shipwrecked. She does see bald eagles, blue crabs, and jellyfish. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/10/another-post-about-birds-beaches-and-beauty/
05:58
May 11, 2021
Dolphins and Mother’s Day Wishes AND Birds, Trees, Castles, Oysters, and Adventure
Oh boy, it's two episodes in one! First, Suna spots some dolphins and shares a Mother's Day wish, then Suna and Spouse visit Huntington Beach State Park and see a "castle." Suna eats many oysters and sees bikers on the way home.  This episode is also available as two blog posts: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/09/dolphins-and-mothers-day-wishes/ and https://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/09/birds-trees-castles-oysters-and-adventure/
10:10
May 10, 2021
Who Hates Changing Email Addresses?
Suna has to change her email address. This is painful. But, at least she's at the beach. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/08/who-hated-changing-email-addresses/
04:48
May 9, 2021
Cruising the Waccamaw River
Suna and Spouse discover wild beauty, listen to cheesy stories, and enjoy lots of animals deep in the heart of coastal South Carolina. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/07/cruising-the-waccamaw-river/
07:04
May 8, 2021
We Had to Get Ourselves Back to the Garden
Suna and Spouse head back to Brookgreen Gardens and discover more beauty, plus learn about squirrels. Yes, this was of interest to Suna. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/06/we-had-to-get-ourselves-back-to-the-garden/
04:59
May 7, 2021
Pancakes: The Odd Thing about South Carolina Dining Out
It's really weird how many pancake and waffle establishments there are here in northern South Carolina. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/06/the-odd-thing-about-south-carolina-dining-out/
04:52
May 7, 2021
Evening Exploration
Suna and the spouse explore the fancy shopping area near Myrtle Beach and the beautiful, but stinky, town of Georgetown, SC. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/05/evening-exploration/
05:05
May 6, 2021
News from Back at the Ranch and Seaside Sights
Suna hears news from the ranch about Apache and a big project being started. Then, she and her spouse find nature hiding on the beach. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/04/news-from-back-at-the-ranch-and-seaside-sights/
05:31
May 6, 2021
This Travel Works for Me AND Some Couple Time
This podcast contains two blog posts, both about how relaxing travel has rejuvenated Suna and her spouse. She also discussed modest bathing suits and how they work for her. This episode is also available as two blog posts: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/03/this-travel-works-for-me/ and https://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/03/some-couple-time/
06:03
May 5, 2021
A Well-Timed Garden Visit
Suna and Lee explore Pawley's Island and the beautiful Brookgreen Gardens. Plus, a visit to Publix Supermarket! To see all the photos, remember this episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/02/a-well-timed-garden-visit/
06:35
May 4, 2021
To Do Things, You Have to Plan
Suna explains why it is GOOD that she has nothing too exciting to blog about, and lays out her plans. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/02/to-do-things-you-have-to-plan/
04:04
May 4, 2021
A Day of May Day Rest, Darn It!
Resting from the beach. That doesn't suck at all. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/05/01/a-day-of-may-day-rest-darn-it/
04:22
May 3, 2021
What Did I Want to Do When I Grew Up?
If Suna wasn't a writer, what would she have been? What? A knitting teacher/wildlife biologist? This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/30/what-did-i-want-to-do-when-i-grew-up/
06:04
May 2, 2021
From the Pit to the Pinnacle
True. Suna was feeling pretty cruddy for a few days, but she lifted herself out of her funk and by gosh she pushed back and fixed things. We're so proud. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/29/from-the-pit-to-the-pinnacle/
04:06
May 1, 2021
Look What the Wind Blew In
Suna experiences a wonderland of fluff, makes a lot of plans, and kicks butt at work. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/28/look-what-the-wind-blew-in/
04:38
May 1, 2021
Bird Mysteries
The ranch lost a chick, Suna found a deceased hummingbird, and a snake found the egg laying area. Not a good chicken day. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/27/bird-mysteries/
04:54
April 28, 2021
You Can Choose to Do Nothing or You Can Push Back
What do you do when you suffer a setback? Do you hide or do you regroup and push back? Suna is pushing back. It's important. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/27/you-can-choose-to-do-nothing-or-you-can-push-back/
05:18
April 28, 2021
Always Something New at the Ranch
After many years at the Hermits' Rest Ranch, Suna is still discovering new plants or interesting variants of old ones, as long as no one mows the wildflowers! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/26/always-something-new-at-the-ranch/
06:52
April 26, 2021
Sunday Musings: It’s a Good Life, All Things Considered
Suna explains why the Hermits' Rest Ranch has kept her sane, shares her Sunday morning routine with the dogs, and gives a chick update, and reminds us all that we've survived all our challenges, so far. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/25/sunday-musings-its-a-good-life-all-things-considered/
07:05
April 25, 2021
Exploring with Friends, Safely
Suna explores the wild area at Bird and Bee Farm, and gets to see her Master Naturalist friends. She even got presents. Riveting. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/24/exploring-with-friends-safely/
04:49
April 25, 2021
Let’s Practice What We Preach
Suna reminds herself that worrying over the unknown doesn't change things, and shares pithy quotes to back this up. Suna wants to have a nice weekend. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/23/lets-practice-what-we-preach/
04:09
April 24, 2021
Got Knitting All Ready for Upcoming Storms!
Suna gears up to watch it rain and look out for hail. Fun times, with knitting. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/23/got-knitting-all-ready-for-upcoming-storms/
04:51
April 23, 2021
Chickie Birthday!
Can you believe the chicks are a week old already? Suna found out all their new skills and celebrated Earth Day, too. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/22/chickie-birthday/
04:56
April 23, 2021
Humor Is Your Buddy
Suna stops despairing and finds her support team helps her see the bigger picture. All is not lost! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/22/humor-is-your-buddy/
05:07
April 22, 2021
Stress Dreams: A Cry for Help You Can’t Answer
Really, who among us is NOT more than a little stressed or anxious today? Suna wonders what to do. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/21/stress-dreams-a-cry-for-help-you-cant-answer/
05:21
April 21, 2021
Chickens Sure Are Good Mothers
Star the hen states that SHE is the boss of her babies, not Suna. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/21/chickens-sure-are-good-mothers/
04:54
April 21, 2021
My Horse Is My Toughest Teacher
Suna shares that she almost gave up on riding her horse, because he was not listening to her. How did she remedy the problem? This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/20/my-horse-is-my-toughest-teacher/
09:16
April 20, 2021
Book Report: Inclusion
Suna reviews Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace and the Will to Change, a book with lots of great ideas for Employee Resource Groups and their sponsors. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/19/book-report-inclusion/
07:17
April 19, 2021
Playing with My Spring
Suna decides to mess with a water feature using only junk she finds lying around the property. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/18/playing-with-my-spring/
04:45
April 19, 2021
Unconscious Bias? Just Ask Marcus Aurelius
Suna learns from the Stoics about how to prevent your biases from messing with her serenity. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/18/unconscious-bias-just-ask-marcus-aurelius/
06:50
April 18, 2021
The Great Peeper Escape
When a chick goes on walkabout, Suna has to come to the rescue. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/17/the-great-peeper-escape/
05:17
April 17, 2021
A Little Free Library with a Lesson for Us All
Suna shares a story of how a kind person handled having all her books stolen from her Little Free Library. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/17/a-little-free-library-with-a-lesson-for-us-all/
05:38
April 17, 2021
Love Is a Wet Puppy
Suna gets to snuggle with a wee cattle dog and her own giant dog. Both wet.  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/16/love-is-a-wet-puppy/
03:56
April 17, 2021
Dodged Another Weather Bullet
Much needed rain! No hail! Chick update! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/16/dodged-another-weather-bullet/
04:19
April 16, 2021
The Unpopular Kid at School PLUS Hungry and Cute Chicks
It's another double episode! Today Suna bemoans low attendance at her book club, then shares some photos of her baby chicks learning to eat chicken food. This episode is also available as two blog posts:  http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/15/the-unpopular-kid-at-school/  https://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/15/hungry-and-cute-chicks-with-pix/
06:04
April 15, 2021
Look Who’s Back! It’s Gracie!
Suna happily reports that we FOUND our missing dog! Also, the hand-knit afghan reward is available again to our next sponsor of more than a dollar a month! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/14/look-whos-back-its-gracie/
04:04
April 15, 2021
Baby Watch (Chick) PLUS I’m a Chicken Grandma!
Big news from the ranch! We hatched our first baby chicks! This episode is also available as two blog posts:  https://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/14/baby-watch-chick/ http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/14/im-a-chicken-grandma/
06:15
April 14, 2021
No, You’re Not Responsible for the Happiness of Others
Suna uses memes to try to clarify what she means when she says you can't MAKE anyone happy. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/13/no-youre-not-responsible-for-the-happiness-of-others/
08:02
April 13, 2021
Information, Not Advice in This Cancel Culture
Suna's in rant mode again, this time about members of volunteer organizations who forget their mission. No one wants to be told what to think, but they do listen to shared information. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/12/information-not-advice-in-this-cancel-culture/
10:43
April 13, 2021
Quick Knitting Update PLUS
Suna updates you on her knitting, plus BONUS content, not in blog, about music. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/11/quick-knitting-update/
04:00
April 12, 2021
Mowing, Controversy, and More Horse Stuff
Suna is surprised that mowing her property is controversial, finds out her horse is hurt AGAIN, and is impressed as Ace the horse gets ridden. Also, the chickens are weird. Find out why! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/11/mowing-controversy-and-more-horse-stuff/
08:56
April 11, 2021
Why Isn’t Your Lawn Mowed? AND Wiley Canines Thwart Photography
Here's a double episode! First, Suna explains why not having a mown lawn isn't so bad, and second she shares why dogs and photography don't mix. This episode is also available as two blog posts: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/10/inquiring-neighbors-want-to-know-why-isnt-your-lawn-mowed/  and https://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/10/those-wiley-canines-thwart-my-photography/
09:10
April 10, 2021
Summertime Is Coming and the Chickens Are Laying
Where are those darned chickens hiding their eggs NOW? This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/09/summertime-is-coming-and-the-chickens-are-laying/
04:17
April 10, 2021
Sometimes You HAVE to Be Goofy
Suna drops her walls and gets deeply into goofiness with her friend. This resulted in funny dogs and antics with a stuffed sloth. Not to be missed. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/09/sometimes-you-have-to-be-goofy/
05:05
April 9, 2021
Ways We Cope with Stress: Featuring Plants
Stress affects each of us differently. Same with plants. Learn what Suna means by this assertion. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/08/ways-we-cope-with-stress-featuring-plants/
07:07
April 8, 2021
I Am Woman, Hear My Woe
Suna wonders why she's not feeling all oppressed as a woman, after dealing with a world of woe. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/07/i-am-woman-hear-my-woe/
05:17
April 8, 2021
Creepy Crawlies, but Not Worms
Suna has adventures with "tree worms." This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/07/creepy-crawlies-but-not-worms/
05:08
April 7, 2021
I Can’t Muster Up Schadenfreude
Suna was all ready to feel great about someone else's misfortune. But she couldn't do it. Why? This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/06/i-cant-muster-up-schadenfreude/
04:33
April 6, 2021
Knowing Your Issues Doesn’t Fix Everything, Nor Should It!
Suna gets real about her issues with moving from her Austin house, discovers she has things in common with Ernest Hemingway, and shares wise words from her friend, Kelli Martin Brew. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/06/knowing-your-issues-doesnt-fix-everything-nor-should-it/
13:27
April 6, 2021
Checking Out Oaks for Myself PLUS Pet News, Some Good, Some Bad
First, Suna checks the local oaks for life and finds a lot, then she shares happy news about puppies and horses, and a bit of a worry. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/05/checking-out-oaks-for-myself/
08:32
April 5, 2021
Where Do Easter Eggs Come From?
Is it a secret? Suna talks about where HER Easter eggs and joy come from. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/04/where-do-easter-eggs-come-from/
05:27
April 4, 2021
I Did a Social Event! With Airplanes
Suna and her spouse actually left the ranch and went to an air show! It's great to be vaccinated. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/03/i-did-a-social-event-with-airplanes/
05:34
April 4, 2021
Tanks? Ponds?
Did you know we call a pond a "tank" in Texas? What's up with that? This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/03/tanks-ponds/
05:09
April 3, 2021
Book Report: The Nature of Oaks
Suna shares her happiness with Douglas Tallamy's brand-new book, The Nature of Oaks. Learn what an oak gall actually is! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/02/book-report-the-nature-of-oaks/
06:37
April 3, 2021
The Great Hen Detective Strikes Again!
Bertie Lee the hen has been hiding her eggs for a LONG time now. But, she's no match for the Sherlock Holmes of nesting hens! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/02/the-great-hen-detective-strikes-again/
04:26
April 2, 2021
The Ranch Resurrection
How much damage did the terrible winter weather do on the ranch? Suna checked it out. There are lots of photos, so be sure to also check the  blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/04/01/the-ranch-resurrection/
05:41
April 1, 2021
Still Working on Horse Feet
Suna learns just how messed up her horse's feet (aka hooves) were last year, and ventures out on a solo ride with an agitated donkey in tow. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/31/still-working-on-horse-feet/
04:46
April 1, 2021
Curbing Your Anti-racist Enthusiasm
Suna rants! You can't fix people's prejudices and biases by taunting them and shutting them down. So, how can younger and older anti-racists talk to each other? photo by @SBphoto via Twenty20  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/31/curbing-your-anti-racist-enthusiasm/
08:51
March 31, 2021
I’m the Sherlock Holmes of Nesting Hens
Our elderly hen who thinks she's a horse is still churning out eggs! Here's the story of Big Red and Suna's detective work. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/30/im-the-sherlock-holmes-of-nesting-hens/
06:54
March 30, 2021
Book Report: Everyday Bias
Encouraging ideas on handling our biases from the very wise Howard J. Ross. Maybe we CAN make a better world? This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/29/book-report-everyday-bias/
06:50
March 29, 2021
The Student Becomes the Teacher
Suna's horse buddy, Apache, learns to be a role model, once again proving that teaching helps you learn a lot. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/29/the-student-becomes-the-teacher/
04:56
March 29, 2021
A Familiar Bird All Dressed Up
Suna got all excited today when she saw an exotic bird by the pond. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/28/a-familiar-bird-all-dressed-up/
04:57
March 28, 2021
Apache Has a New Buddy
Suna reports on a new horse who showed up at the ranch and admits she is not good with heavy bales of hay. If you want pictures, visit the blog post! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/27/apache-has-a-new-buddy/
04:53
March 28, 2021
Trying Again with Chicken Parenting
Will Star the broody hen give us some chicks? This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/27/trying-again-with-chicken-parenting/
03:51
March 27, 2021
Why I Haven’t Upped My Game Recording Myself Talk
Suna explains why her podcasts have been so...amateur so far. Ironically, she edited this one, so it's not amateur. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/26/why-i-havent-upped-my-game-recording-myself-talk/
04:10
March 27, 2021
Happy COVID Freedom Day to Me
Updated! There is now actual SOUND when Suna tells her story! Suna shares her joy at having achieved maximum vaccine protection. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/26/happy-covid-freedom-day-to-me/
04:02
March 27, 2021
You Never Know Who You’ll Meet around Here
Suna meets cute rodents, identifies a butterfly, and encounters various forms of lady beetles. Ranch living! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/25/you-never-know-who-youll-meet-around-here/
05:10
March 25, 2021
Mysteries and Owies
We have ranch mysteries going on around here! And some of them HURT, says Suna. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/24/mysteries-and-owies/
04:58
March 25, 2021
A Lifetime Milestone, and Why It Matters
Suna achieved a lifetime goal of being able to saddle up and ride her horse off into the sunset...solo. She shares how she got there and why it's so important to her, the horse, and to future growth. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/24/a-lifetime-milestone-and-why-it-matters/
09:02
March 24, 2021
Some Good News
Update on the horse, sponsors, and Suna's work, which may have been unpopular. Learn why! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/23/some-good-news/
05:21
March 23, 2021
How’s That Podcast Coming Along?
Suna shares an update on this here podcast and brazenly solicits sponsors. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/22/hows-that-podcast-coming-along/
06:55
March 23, 2021
Stinky and Dangerous Ranch Drama
In which Suna and the gang deal with a skunk episode and an escaped horse eating exactly the wrong thing for his delicate constitution. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/22/stinky-and-dangerous-ranch-drama/
06:12
March 22, 2021
Book Report: A Short History of the World According to Sheep
Suna reviews a sweet book on the history of sheep and humans, plus she makes an offer for potential blog supporters! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/21/book-report-a-short-history-of-the-world-according-to-sheep/
05:33
March 21, 2021
Three Horses Plus Two People Equals Springtime Fun
The first day of spring featured a trail ride with ALL the horses. A fun day for all. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/20/three-horses-plus-two-people-equals-springtime-fun/
03:54
March 21, 2021
To Troll or Not to Troll?
Today, Suna seems to be conflicted about whether to troll kindly or speak up loudly when she encounters racism. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/20/to-troll-or-not-to-troll/
08:59
March 20, 2021
Book Report: Blind Spot
Blind Spot is a fun, educational, and inspiring book about the hidden biases in all of us. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/19/book-report-blind-spot/
06:12
March 19, 2021
Is Anger Making Us Sick?
Maybe, just maybe, some of us are moving past the anger that has gotten us both mentally and physically sicker for the past few years. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/18/is-anger-making-us-sick/
05:28
March 19, 2021
Exploring the Wild Violet (Creek)
Suna had so much fun exploring a creek on a neighbor's property. Hear her delight over finding wild violets and a giant frog! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/17/exploring-the-wild-violet/
06:25
March 18, 2021
Mystery of the Missing Eggs: SOLVED
Chickens are such clever birds. They can really hide their eggs! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/17/mystery-of-the-missing-eggs-solved/
05:43
March 17, 2021
Feeling a Little Better about Nature’s Survival
Suna is relieved to report that the snow and ice did not prevent spring flowers from showing up. This episode (along with its photos) is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/16/feeling-a-little-better-about-natures-survival/
05:31
March 17, 2021
The Hermits’ Rest Has Internet!
Good news for Suna the bandwidth hog. She finally got a wireless internet thingie that brings this rural ranch into modernity. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/15/the-hermits-rest-has-internet/
05:06
March 16, 2021
A Chickweed Festival for Birds
Suna noticed unusual bird activity in the fields this morning and got all scientific to figure out why.  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/15/a-chickweed-festival-for-birds/
04:04
March 15, 2021
It’s HARD to Require Masks in Texas
Mask wearing is controversial here in Texas. What can private companies do? What can you do? People both impress and disappoint Suna. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/14/its-hard-to-require-masks-in-texas/
06:40
March 14, 2021
Dogs Love Springtime
Sickly Suna gets cheered up watching the Dogs of Hermits' Rest play in the water. Check the blog for photos!  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/13/dogs-love-springtime/
03:58
March 14, 2021
Plans for Today Cancelled
Ugh. Suna got vaccination side effects.  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/13/plans-for-today-cancelled/
03:33
March 13, 2021
Spring Support and Hopefulness
Suna is grateful for support of friends and for signs of spring! This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/12/spring-support-and-hopefulness/
04:57
March 13, 2021
Helplessly Hoping
Suna reveals that she's not feeling all that great, but hopes it will pass. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/12/helplessly-hoping/
05:45
March 12, 2021
Book Report: Biased
Suna reviews a sobering book about unconscious bias against Black people.  This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/11/book-report-biased/
05:12
March 11, 2021
Technology Staging a Revolt
Suna's equipment is giving her a lot of trouble. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/11/technology-staging-a-revolt/
03:37
March 11, 2021
Dreaming of Hugs
It's a simple dream. Hugs. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/10/dreaming-of-hugs/
01:43
March 11, 2021
Book Report: Women Talking
Suna was really impressed by this book. Find out why. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/02/book-report-women-talking/
04:35
March 10, 2021
What? Podcasting? Me?
Suna admits she has started a podcast. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/10/what-podcasting/
05:23
March 10, 2021
Must Surnames Be Sir-names?
Suna bumbles her way through an explanation of why she thinks last names are so interesting. This may be hard to listen to. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/09/must-surnames-be-sir-names/
05:48
March 9, 2021
Bummed, and Not Alone
In which Suna commiserates with so many people. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/08/bummed-and-not-alone/
03:05
March 9, 2021
Tired. It Happens.
Welcome to the Hermits' Rest podcast series. I'm tired. So very tired. I also can't hear this, so if you can, let me know. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://thehermitsrest.blog/2021/03/07/tired-it-happens/
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