Category Archives: humor


Picture of our Honey crisp apples I stopped by our self serve apple wagon an hour ago to check on sales… One of the honey crisp that had a blemish in it, so I removed it from the cooler and … Continue reading

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Conversation With A Zen Master

Conversation with a Zen Master Like many Westerners in the late sixties, I wanted to be somewhere else in my religious journey.  Confusion reigned in the kingdom of my mind, and I yearned to construct a framework of understanding that seemed … Continue reading

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Why you don’t want to come to Iowa

Hinterlands:  a region lying beyond major metropolitan or cultural centers German, from hinter hinder + Land First Known Use: 1890 Synonyms : back country, back lands, backwoods, frontier, outback, up-country _____________________________ Dear Dave, I know you are thinking strongly about … Continue reading

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The Hazards of backyard Hens

Posting this for a couple of my regular readers. You know who you are. 😉 Lest you think you’re the only one in need of “intervention”, here are a few recent shots from our place: Son John telling Jake he … Continue reading

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