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This morning

Saw this photo come across my Facebook feed this morning. Welcome to my world. Photo by Abeling photography I drive by that grain elevator almost daily.  DM        

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Beast Mode

I mentioned in the previous post, the bottom has dropped out of the cattle and hog market nation wide (due to (COVID-19).  Multiple packing plants are closed and farmers who have hogs ready for market are selling them for pennies … Continue reading

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This little piggy IS going to market

I remember  grandpa talking about having a truck load of hogs ready for market during the Great Depression and not being able to get $5.00 a piece.   That’s 280 pounds of live hog for $5.00.  By the time they paid … Continue reading

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Nothing new under the sun except, there is….

I have Sunchoke root stock for sale right now. That’s never happened before! 🙂 Very limited amount. $10 a pound plus postage.  If you happen to stumble across this post sometime in the future, don’t hesitate to reach out.  I … Continue reading

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Hammer Mill

Two weeks ago, when I was going to work, a small wood chipper/ hammer mill caught my eye.  It was sitting in a row with some other used lawn equipment.  I decided to stop on the way home, just to … Continue reading

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Bee Careful

Your time is valuable so I will try to keep this brief. 😉 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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Musing After A Hot Date

 Girlfriend and I were out on a date last night.  Yes it is possible to still have the warm fuzzies for each other after 35 years.  Automatic? Nope Possible? Yep. Neither one of us was in the mood for “fancy” so … Continue reading

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Better is….

“Better is a handful with quietness than both hands full with painful effort, a vain striving after the wind and a feeding  on it.”  Solomon ______________________________________ I came across that proverb two weeks ago.   It continues to resonate and … Continue reading

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