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Monthly Archives: November 2005
The only shopping we do the day after Thanksgiving is for our Christmas tree. No matter the weather, which was really cold this year, we’re out there looking for a tree. Here’s the one we got this year. (Those bare … Continue reading
In the wake of “Black Friday” I feel like ranting about materialism and excess. Instead I’ll simply share with you this quote gleaned from Worldchanging: Voluntary simplicity involves both inner and outer condition. It means singleness of purpose, sincerity and … Continue reading
Olivia got in trouble Wednesday night and sent to her room. (And to be fair, the other 2 got in trouble and sent to their rooms as well.) A little while later she came out and handed this to me. … Continue reading
makes one week. Ha, old joke, I know. The cold weather has settled in for good it seems, and I’ve not been out and about the farm much to snap any new pictures. Not a lot to take pictures of, … Continue reading
It’s too cold to go out and snap many pictures today, so I thought I’d show a before and after of our old farmhouse. We aren’t sure exactly when it was built. One source says 1875. The carpenter that put … Continue reading
Rafe had his little hayrake hooked up to his big pedal tractor this weekend. It cracked us all up. Love to see his imagination at work. I asked if he was raking hay but he said, “No, I’m raking snow! … Continue reading
is a little boy’s playground Rafe spends hours scooping up and hauling around spilled chicken feed.
My dad was nice enough to bring his tractor and soil saver over on Sunday to widen the garden for next year. This past summer I discovered the joys of growing drying beans. I grew soldier beans, which are white … Continue reading