Gardens and vegetables — oh my!

Yesterday I was super lady farmer and cleaned out four rabbit tractors and hauled the wonderful fertility-boosting matter out to where we are going to plant row crops.  It was hard work and I slept well last night. Both Wally and I are aching to get going on our vegetable production, but Mother Nature is still telling […]

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I need to find magic …

I find it very difficult to fit in with the norm.  I’ve thought a great deal about this journal, the comments that are made that I delete, Facebook which is now gone and no one has missed it yet because Facebook fills you with so much unnecessary crap that you do not miss something even […]

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Marooned!

I am marooned at home again today.  Yoda (my truck) had to go into the shop with the dreaded check engine light on.  We dropped him off Wednesday afternoon.  Spoke to the mechanic yesterday afternoon: it is a cracked exhaust manifold plus his valves are leaking.  He should be done later today.  No truck means […]

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da writing muscles!

I have been writing daily now for much of the month of January.  Much of it is belly aching crap … go ahead – agree with me!  It’s okay.  I recognize it.  I am a high strung, sensitive, vocal individual and most times, I fall all over myself. But yesterday, I believe I wrote a […]

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The Industrialization of our Food System

I showed this video in class yesterday.  I expect most of my fellow students could care less about the fact that the industrialization of our food system has all but stripped any nutritional value and taste from the food we eat.  Wheat is a perfect example, but the industrialization of the meat and eggs that many […]

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Learning to See

Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895 – October 11, 1965), a documentary photographer best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration  wrote, a camera is a tool for learning how to see.  She also wrote, a portrait is a lesson on how one human being should approach another. I’ve never been much of a people-person […]

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Progress

As soon as I got out of school this afternoon, I drove to Lawndale to see if a woman I used to know from my dairy goat days was still around.  She would have made an excellent subject.  Unfortunately, she moved to West Virginia in October.  So I went to Plan B. The deeper you […]

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Living the Agrarian Life

I did not realize how much our lives had slowed down until after we moved to our new farm.  Wally and I spend as much time here as we possibly can.  We take our trips out to get the things we need, we may spend a few minutes prowling around an antique shop (usually coming […]

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