Category Archives: random

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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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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Random Thoughts On Coffee

Mrs DM re-organized the closets again this¬† weekend, putting all of the medical supplies in one area. I received five bags of Starbucks¬† French Roast (whole bean/ not ground) for Fathers Day …..¬† I didn’t have room for all of … Continue reading

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Snapshots

Two years ago, my aunt Rosie gave me a cardboard¬† box of 35 mm slides she’d inherited from her aunt Annie from Germany. there were probably two to three hundred slides. ¬†¬† Most of the slides were taken before I … 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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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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Wildness

Spent an hour and 1/2 moving wood chips with my brother’s skid loader yesterday. We had a thunderstorm sometime in the middle of the¬†night. ¬†I vaguely remember stumbling out of bed and unplugging the computer. ¬†Even with a surge protector … Continue reading

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