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A fun interview with an old bird named Linda!

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A fun interview with an old bird named Linda!

My friend Linda Nance asked if she could interview me about our shop! Its a fun little 15 minutes of your time! Her Etsy shop is Gotta Be Handmade 

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Christmas at Windy Willows

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Christmas at Windy Willows

Christmas time at Windy Willows was so special, just like at your home. The traditions they had were carefully documented in the journals and are still carried out today by the descendants of the family. One such tradition was having visitors stop in for tea time. In the main hall, cook would set up a gingerbread zoo. It was an exact match for the zoo outside. It delighted all of the guest, young and old. Cook had many favorite recipes that only came out during the holidays. Here is a recipe that was written down by her and I updated...

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Sir Winslow and the Llama

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Sir Winslow and the Llama

One very interesting story that I recently discovered is about a trek thru South America that Sir Winslow took during his 1912 voyage. In his field journal from that time he tells a tale of how he and the llama first became acquainted. After the ship had reached the port city of Machala in Ecuador to restock with bananas for another part of the journey, the Winslow family decided to explore the surrounding area to see what interesting animals were they could find. A native guide suggested that they explore the Petrified Forest, Puyango which is a nature reserve, located...

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Sir Winslow Arrives at the North Pole

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Sir Winslow Arrives at the North Pole

Hi, my name is Snickerdoodle Evergreen, but everyone calls me Snick. I am the manufacturing manager of North Pole Outpost 365. I belong to the North Pole Toy Manufactures (NPTM) Union 1225. I hear that someone has recently been commemorating the travels and tales of Sir Winslow by using his sketches for inspiration. The Big Boss, Santa, asked me to look over the quality and designs. He wanted to know if we could outsource some of our stuffed animals to the folks over at the Zoo. (The answer is yes!) Sir Winslow came to the North Pole by accident on...

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Hippos at the Zoo

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Hippos at the Zoo

Sir Winslow took many trips to the continent of Africa to explore jungles, deserts, and the open savannahs. On each of these, he discovered animals that he had never seen before or even heard of. However not so with the hippo. There had been one in the London Zoo since 1850, the family had seen it several times and decided they wanted one for the zoo at Windy Willows. The hippo was found on one of his last safaris in the country of Zambia. The story of the hippo that belonged to the Smythe family really begins once it was...

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