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  • Fly Away Home

    August 18, 2018

    Life is hard. Scratch that.  It isn’t just hard, it’s really downright shitty sometimes. BeBe died.  Just like that, her burgeoning little life is over, despite our best efforts and intentions. I thought she was doing well, actually, the way she was eating, preening and flapping her wings.  But now, looking back over the too-few days…

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  • BeBe the Baby Barn Swallow

    August 17, 2018

    This is BeBe. She’s a baby barn swallow and my new little love, at least for a while anyway. I found her on the road down by our lower field…

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  • How to Keep Cucumbers Fresh and Firm

    August 13, 2018

    Soft, shriveled cucumbers don’t make for good eating; learn how to store them to keep cucumbers fresh and delicious   Crisp, crunchy cucumbers, plucked straight from the vine, are one…

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  • Bright Flowers, Waning Days

    August 8, 2018

    Mornings in August dawn muted now, with fog-limned trees and dew-encrusted grass, when they didn’t before. With the coming of this month I feel that summer is officially on the…

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  • The Farmstead in Late July

    July 26, 2018

      I’m playing with the term farmstead.  Do I like it?  Do you? We’ve always called this particular place the farm, but I know that, technically, it isn’t.  We don’t…

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