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Things I Wish I Could Move to the Farm

May 12th, 2010 | By
Things I Wish I Could Move to the Farm

I spent last weekend at one of the houses where I raised my children.  And although I moved the most important bits and pieces I’m attached to when I moved to the farm, there are a few more things I wish could have taken with me. I really miss this clothesline.  The Genius Husband built
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A Birdwatching Snafu

May 11th, 2010 | By
A Birdwatching Snafu

The robins really like these low branches in the black locust tree.  There’s a pair there most days, and most any time of the day. I suspect they’re keeping an eye on their nestlings.   If you look hard enough, you’ll spot the beak of a second robin nestling.  There’s a third hiding around the other
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Wisteria Blossoms & Bees

May 10th, 2010 | By
Wisteria Blossoms & Bees

This isn’t my wisteria, although I wish it did belong to me.  Lovely and fragrant, this dramatic display of blossoms disguises a signpost and some less than attractive cable supports for a telephone pole.  The vine clearly is well-tended and someone prunes it regularly. I hope to someday meet the gardener who tends this wisteria
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Happy Mother’s Day

May 9th, 2010 | By
Happy Mother’s Day

It’s a day to celebrate mothers and grandmothers and those who’ve simply mothered us even though they weren’t the ones who brought us into this world.  I think, too, that it’s a good day to recall the joys that come to those of us who play that role in one way or another. Here at the
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Taking Notes in the Orchard

May 8th, 2010 | By
Taking Notes in the Orchard

I can’t walk through the orchard without stopping once or twice to check a broken twig, a curled leaf or some other little thing I’ve noticed.  I like
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Comfort Food

May 7th, 2010 | By
Comfort Food

Sometimes when I’ve had a tough day, my daughter makes me a Rich Crusty Apple Pie to cheer me up. Pie makes most things better. If it’s been a really, really, REALLY tough day, she makes Dark Chocolate Volcano Cakes.   Sinfully rich, not too sweet, with a soft goey center, they’re incredibly delectable served warm
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World’s Cutest Duckling

May 6th, 2010 | By
World’s Cutest Duckling

With dozens of ducks running around, you’d think we’d be so over them. I thought I was over them, but this new hatchling changed my mind.

Have you ever seen anything so cute?

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Stepping out

May 5th, 2010 | By
Stepping out

Finally, after weeks of being penned, the geese and their goslings have earned a few hours of limited yard duty.  They didn’t exactly go running out when the barn door swung open though.  Nope, Queen Ingrid  stretched out her neck, looked all around and checked for hazards. Once Ingrid decided the sunlit barnyard contained no imminent threats,
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The View From My Window

May 4th, 2010 | By
The View From My Window

Sometimes the view out the truck window seems a little off kilter. Other times, it’s so enticing I’m tempted to park the truck by the ditch, slip through the fence, and walk over the hill just to see what’s on the other side.   There could be more wildflowers, a picturesque lake, or . . .
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Turkey Flirting

May 3rd, 2010 | By
Turkey Flirting

The nesting turkey hens occasionally fluff nesting materials over the eggs so they can slip out into the barnyard for a few minutes to stretch their legs, get a drink of water, maybe snack on some corn. One pretty young turkey hen, walking alone, attracts a lot of attention from the the gang of guys loitering
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