Monthly Archives: October 2005

Happy Halloween!

A firefighter, a nerd, and a pirate this year. Scary, aren’t they?

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And Happy Birthday Mom

My mom’s a Halloween baby. This was a few years back when she dressed up with Madeline & Olivia for trick-or-treating. (Man, how tiny and cute were they just 5 or 6 years ago?! And how happy am I that … Continue reading

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When Organic Isn't Organic

A couple of news items from The Organic Consumers Association. These just make me so so angry. INDUSTRY SNEAK ATTACK ON ORGANIC STANDARDS RAMMED THROUGH CONGRESSDespite receiving over 350,000 letters and phone calls from OCA members and the organic community, … Continue reading

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It's All Who You Know

And in our case it’s not who we know in high places, but who we know in the not-so-high places. A friend of Matt’s from high school left his career as a highly-paid software engineer and moved back here. Now … Continue reading

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Fall Tree

You can see this same tree in summer here.

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New Blogger, & Accolades

A couple of links for your Monday morning. There’s another blogger in the family! Madeline is taking Food & Nutrition for one of her 4-H projects this year. So she’s started learning to cook, and is keeping a recipe journal … Continue reading

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Prepping Rafe to go into the Pharmacy

“Rafe, you’re going to be a good boy in here.” “Why?” “Because you’re going to stay by me and not run and just look and not touch anything.” “Why?” “Because you love your mama.” “You so silly, mom!”

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Pig Tiller

Before we finally rid this year’s garden of weeds and frost-killed tomato plants, we let Sara have at it for a couple of hours. Matt just called her over to the gate, let her out of the pasture, and walked … Continue reading

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New Chicks on the Block

One of the guys where Matt works decided to get out of chickens and into bees instead. So we’re the lucky benefactors of this beautiful batch of pampered poultry and some nice chicken equipment, in exchange for some frozen chickens … Continue reading

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The boy and his piglets

The piglets grow so fast! I wanted to get a picture of them so I recruited Rafe, whose favorite “job” is running them out of the shed. No losses to tetanus this time – the males got both the vaccine … Continue reading

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