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Don’t Know Why There’s No Sun Up in the Sky, Stormy Weather

A few weeks ago, in the midst of a thunderstorm, Mike brought home a little Angus bull to join our cowshed babies. He named him Stormy and, being fond of movies from the 40s and 50s, I cannot see the … Continue reading

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Yeah, So Let’s Talk Turkey!

I spent the day yesterday busily completing odd jobs around the farm. I put some bookcases together that arrived a few days ago and took one step closer to organizing the house. I also assembled a park bench for the … Continue reading

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…and Disappointment Follows

My excitement over the arrival of the turkey chicks yesterday was dampened by their non-arrival. Mike even went to the Post Office to pick up some other parcels and inquired about them. Nope. They got in chickens, ducks, and geese … Continue reading

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Exciting day for…

Exciting day for me today. I am expecting the arrival by mail of fifteen Royal Palm Turkey chicks. These are the beautiful white turkeys (if a turkey can be deemed ‘beautiful’) dressed up in naval Cracker Jack uniforms like swabbies … Continue reading

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All Creatures Great and Small…have a learning curve

Things cooled down a little here from the high 80s we had a few days ago. We actually built a fire in the woodburner this morning to knock the chill off the house. Outside, however, it warmed up in no … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-ch-changes!

(I feel it important to remind my readers that I write off the top of my head, and dash it out on my way out, so proof-reading is limited. Therefore, expect grammar and spelling errors and even more so, expect … Continue reading

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My Love Affair with John Deere

It itches; it is uncomfortable; it is bumpy and red. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I am sunburned! It was 80F degrees here yesterday. Unbelieveably warm for March. So I put on summer clothes to work. Only one problem…I forgot the … Continue reading

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Farm Lessons: Life

While picking up the house a little this morning, I glanced out the picture window to see a flock of about thirty wild turkeys courting in the asparagus patch. The toms were fanning their tail feathers and strutting around the … Continue reading

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Spring…when a young man’s fancy turns to…

WORK! I am moving slowly this morning. It is almost noon and I am still drinking coffee and sitting on the couch. Falling off the deck the other day has left me sore and in some places, still in pain, which … Continue reading

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Don’t Fence Me In

A cold, wet nose nudging my warm, bare underarm awoke me at 4:30 this morning. Eddie wanted out. Who was I to say, “no?” One of the attractions to this place, for me, was the lack of fences. I grew … Continue reading

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