Category Archives: life in the country

Spring Potato Harvest

Last year it happened by accident. This year I did it on purpose. I left some of our potato crop in the ground over the winter under heavy mulch. Some of the potatoes  turned to mush and some of them … Continue reading

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Better than Pumpkin Pie

Last Fall, during the busiest part of harvest, I still had several smaller pie pumpkins left over.  I hated to just throw them away  but I didn’t have much time to mess with them either, so after doing a little … Continue reading

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The Farmer’s Wake

It happened the  Fall of 2012.  The first time I  read a  poem  that  I instantly connected with. Heck, it was the first time I’d ever connected w/ a poem, period. I mentioned recently, I live in the Hinterlands far … Continue reading

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To build and maintain a small tidy house in the country

I hate clutter. At the moment I am surrounded by it. In just the room I am sitting in there are eight boxes of books, magazines, a pile of rugs,  a partially disassembled play pen, stack(s) of baskets,  multiple piles … Continue reading

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Meditation on a Moldy Bale of Hay

I noticed  some many of the potatoes in the heavy mulch (Ruth Stout method) garden plot were starting to sunburn two weeks ago. Sunburn= the potato skin turns green because they are too close to the surface. I’m running low … Continue reading

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Running from the law

Got a thank you note from Dawn and the girls  yesterday. They are back home. They’d been living with us since early April. Not one, but five single females. Now that is a lot of Estrogen. I haven’t mentioned this … Continue reading

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DM’s Coffee Fund

Kristina the Home Engineer (a fellow WordPress blogger and good friend) stayed with us this past week.   One of her acts of kindness was to set up a link to a Paypal account called “DM’s Coffee Fund” If you look … Continue reading

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