Category Archives: gratitude

Perfect Winter Day

Snow-adorned farm. I appreciate the invigorating effect of cold and winter’s quiet beauty. Continue reading

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Held Hostage By Fruit Flies

Tiny bugs force grown human to change her plans. Like a horror movie, plus pie. Continue reading

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Alleged Devil Worshipper Takes Sick Day

Another joy of rural living. A gesture of love appears to others as a sign of devil worship. Continue reading

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Moo Energy

Science lesson, humor, and rhyme. Plus flatus! Continue reading

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Singing About Nature

Songs for gardeners. Continue reading

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Spinning Straw Into Gold

Annoyances tend to come with built in irony, at least around here. I trundle down the basement steps clutching piles of wet jeans so I can hang them close to our wood burning furnace, saving a bit of propane our … Continue reading

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Feast & Famine

Putting food by teaches us what it must have been like for generations before us. It may tell us why they feasted at the holidays too. Continue reading

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Mud & Joy

“The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.” e.e.cummings Continue reading

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Moving Day

We made a lot of trips when we moved from a rental place to our first house. It felt wonderful to settle our somewhat tattered belongings in freshly washed cabinets and closets. We cleverly stupidly used lots of garbage bags … Continue reading

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