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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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Taste A Little Of The Summer

Stumbled across this song for the first time this morning.  Let me know what you think…DM

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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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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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Kindness

  Monday  morning I stopped @ our local gas station to fill up.  It was in the midst of the morning commute so when I walked in to pay, the  check out lines were 4 deep.  There was that quiet  … 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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It’s not (just) about the money

Right now, right this minute, I am slow sauteing a skillet of winter onions and home-grown potatoes before I go to work. The past three days  have been brutal (physically), so I’m savoring the quietness of this morning. We have … Continue reading

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The Ruth Stout Gardening Model

 View from our 2nd story farm house window I discovered the soil in my little “Ruth Stout” gardening plot  teeming with bugs and earthworms this morning.  Picked up a square of moldy hay and dozens of  crickets and other creepy … Continue reading

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