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The question is…

Decided to scrap my other attempts at  “What have I learned the past several weeks” and come at it from a different angle.  🙂 ++++++++++++++ This is all farm related stuff I’ve learned as a direct result of the current … Continue reading

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Celebrating Labor Day Weekend like this….

Labor Day weekend 2019. We celebrated by picking  just over 1000 pounds of Cortland and Honeycrisp apples and  100 pounds of honey  from our apiary. I have a couple of more ton of apples to pick in the next few … Continue reading

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Sun Dog

Sun Dog 1-24-19 (Took that at sun set last night). ++++++++++++++++++++++ I love winter. ( I really do). It gives me a chance to do things I normally don’t have time to do when I’m building houses. +++++++++++++++++ Writing 80% … Continue reading

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Moving to town

Picture of dad milking by hand/ early 1970’s ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Today was a BIG day. We moved my parents off the family farm. Growing up on a  120 acre working family farm shaped me in ways I will probably never fully appreciate.  Dad … Continue reading

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Snapshots

Two years ago, my aunt Rosie gave me a cardboard  box of 35 mm slides she’d inherited from her aunt Annie from Germany. there were probably two to three hundred slides.    Most of the slides were taken before I … 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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Grounded

Picture taken yesterday of my son John with his son Owen watching my dad pick corn.  October 5, 2016  DM

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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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Personal Boundaries

Quick story… Today at work, we were installing a roof.  Mid morning, Tim  barked at me, “Throw me a tape measure!”  (Keep in mind, I am the boss). I looked at Tim and said, “What’s the magic word?” “Please.” I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Work

In the late 1970’s  I remember stepping into the Standard Parts store  on main street owned by  Gus Norlin and Jim Redding. They had a sign behind the counter that set the tone  the minute you walked into their store … Continue reading

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