Tag Archives: writing

Thoughts while pruning

The buds on the apple tree  starting to swell. The honk of geese,  the raucous caw of the crows. Aslan is  afoot. _____________________________________________ Notes on this poem.  I was out early this week pruning.  I have between 90 and  100 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

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

Posted in family, farming, History, life, personal, photography, random | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

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

Posted in country living, enjoying life, family, farming, gardening, Iowa, life, orchard, random, self sufficient, Uncategorized, wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Retooling

Good morning from Middle Earth! 😉 I wanted to write  a quick update and let you know what’s going on around here.  I am retooling the blog.  I   have decided to go back to keeping two  separate active blogs,  a … Continue reading

Posted in enjoying life, History, personal, Uncategorized, wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

The Farmer’s Wake

It happened the  Fall of 2012.  The first time I  read a  poem  that  I instantly connected with. Heck, it was the first time I’d ever connected w/ a poem, period. I mentioned recently, I live in the Hinterlands far … Continue reading

Posted in christianity, church, faith, family, farming, History, Iowa, Iowa History, life, life in the country, personal, random, relationships, spirituality, Uncategorized, wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

My thoughts on current events

  Remember the song  Dirty Laundry? “We got the bubble-headed-bleach-blond who Comes on at five She can tell you ’bout the plane crash with a gleam In her eye It’s interesting when people die Give us dirty laundry… Dirty little … Continue reading

Posted in christianity, faith, family, life, personal, relationships, sex, spirituality, Uncategorized, wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

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

Posted in enjoying life, faith, life, personal, relationships, spirituality, Uncategorized, wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments