Category Archives: wisdom

Wild Child

My apologies to those of you that have already read this.¬† I thought this morning, it really belongs on the farm blog, so there you go. ūüėČ ____________________________________ Yesterday I made my third batch of ‚ÄúWild Child.‚ÄĚ What in the … Continue reading

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Ten things to keep in mind when starting a small orchard in Iowa

I met with a young man this afternoon who wants to plant 100 apple trees on his acreage.¬† I invited him to our property¬† this afternoon to go over some basics. I knew I could pass onto him in 30 … Continue reading

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Lost Boy

Out of the corner of my eye I spotted him yesterday afternoon in the center median.¬† No place for a kitten, not to mention, the temperatures were in the low 20’s and expected to drop overnight. I told my wife, … 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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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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Eating Alone

I was just outside in the garden picking cherry tomatoes for salsa and picking up windfall apples in the orchard when a poem came to mind. ¬†I couldn’t remember the title, nor the name of the poet…just a couple of … 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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