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I want you to be thinking…

I want you to be thinking how you would answer the question, “What is your most prized  physical possession, and why?  The answer to that question, may change over the course of our lives, so there is that. Not right … 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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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

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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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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The Native Americans called it…” this is the place”

The Ioway called this place, “this is the place” or beautiful land I call it home. In the Winter, things slow way down…. Cornstalk bales just over the hill to our east Wild turkeys strutting in our driveway Asparagus going … Continue reading

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