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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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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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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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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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Running from the law

Got a thank you note from Dawn and the girls  yesterday. They are back home. They’d been living with us since early April. Not one, but five single females. Now that is a lot of Estrogen. I haven’t mentioned this … Continue reading

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Adrenal Exhaustion and stress

“A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are health and life to the body, but envy, Jealousy and wrath (anger) are rottenness in the bones.” Eastern proverb ______________________________________________________ I hit the wall emotionally back in 1987. I felt like I … Continue reading

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Thin Places Revisited

“Doug, I was wondering if you had any more apples that needed picking….I really enjoyed doing that last weekend, it was so relaxing.”    Message on the answering machine from our friend Marilyn      Later when Marilyn did stop out, … Continue reading

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