Category Archives: life in the country

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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It is possible

  I remember reading the book Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald way back in the mid 1980’s.  I remember writing out various long term life goals, mostly in the interpersonal relationship realm, but other goals as well. At … Continue reading

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Timber

Stand of timber just west of my parents by my buddy Jim’s __________________________________________________________ Wood heat. I grew up with it. My parents still heat their  farmhouse with wood,  and dad is 84. I love wood heat. I love everything that … 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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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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Back To Eden

Eden:  Paradise The garden where according to the  account in Genesis Adam and Eve first lived   A place of pristine or abundant natural beauty.   The scent of  freshly ground wood chips is still on my fingers. I stumbled … Continue reading

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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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