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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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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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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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Nest Building

Photo compliments of Wikimedia Standing in front of the kitchen sink the other morning, I saw a sparrow with his beak full of nesting material….dead grass, and what looked like strands of old baler twine.   Next to him was … 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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Why you don’t want to come to Iowa

Hinterlands:  a region lying beyond major metropolitan or cultural centers German, from hinter hinder + Land First Known Use: 1890 Synonyms : back country, back lands, backwoods, frontier, outback, up-country _____________________________ Dear Dave, I know you are thinking strongly about … 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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