Category Archives: Iowa

My life in pictures the past month

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Imprint

Had my first (ever) baby chick hatch yesterday. Out of 24 eggs, it’s starting to look like this one may be an only child My initial plan was to raise a couple of dozen, eat all the roosters, and raise … Continue reading

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The Queen

I took the day off Friday to try and stay ahead of things here in the farm. I mentioned recently, all three of our bee hives made it through this past winter, even though many local bee keepers lost several … Continue reading

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When I Was Three

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Iowa Sky

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Say What?

Other morning on the way to work, my son was telling me  his buddy Roy (who is a home inspector) had recently been paid with a goat for his services. Yea, you heard that right 🙂 But then, somehow, the … Continue reading

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Extraction Day

“Yaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh! There’s a bee!” About the same time, I (DM) felt a bee coming in for the kill on my head.   Time to skedaddle to the house. Off in the distance, my daughter and law and grandson were having their … Continue reading

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More is better, right?

It’s human nature to want to post pictures of our success, like when we’re on vacation, or our glamour photos, when we have a good peach crop etc.: Do you want to know the truth when it comes to growing … Continue reading

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Got a call this afternoon…

My cell phone rang this afternoon.  Looked like it could be a local cell phone so I answered. Good thing I did. “Hi Doug.  This is Pam Davis.   Someone suggested I give you a call.  We have a swarm of … Continue reading

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Had to send them packing

Six laying hens are the perfect number to keep us supplied with eggs. When things got weird this past March and eggs were in short supply, I decided to keep a dozen hens.  Then added another 6 to the mix … Continue reading

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