Category Archives: christianity

Bee Careful

Your time is valuable so I will try to keep this brief. ūüėČ Our honeybees¬† from last year didn’t make it. Some of you already knew. I think it was mites. Because the whole thing is a hobby, and both … Continue reading

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Moving to town

Picture of dad milking by hand/ early 1970’s ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Today was a¬†BIG¬†day. We moved my parents off the family farm. Growing up on a¬† 120 acre working family farm shaped me in ways I will probably never fully appreciate.¬† Dad … Continue reading

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Canned Goods

Just fired up the dehydrator. The smell of garlic and tomato is still on my hands. Got me in the mood for a little Greg Brown…. Do you have any memories of helping someone in the kitchen growing up…even if … Continue reading

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My One Weakness

  Farm fresh eggs are my one weakness. (Ever see Larkrise to Candleford?… remember Doras Lane?) Like I was just saying..farm fresh eggs are my one weakness… What’s the point of living on a hundred year old farmstead if you … Continue reading

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What The World Needs Now, More Than Ever, If That Is Possible…

Stopped by the self-serve apple wagon at noon to check on things and spotted a note in the money jar.  (See above) It made my day.  DM

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Eating Alone

I was just outside in the garden picking cherry tomatoes for salsa and picking up windfall apples in the orchard when a poem came to mind. ¬†I couldn’t remember the title, nor the name of the poet…just a couple of … Continue reading

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Tough Times.. A Muse

  The following story comes from the June/July 2016¬†¬†issue of Our Iowa. ¬†It is a magazine “written by Iowans for all who love Iowa.” ¬†DM ________________________ Molly Nichols who now lives in Wray, ¬†Colorado, tells about growing up on a … Continue reading

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