Monthly Archives: June 2007

View from the cheap seats

This is Madeline, batting for her travel team “Osage Pink”. Like the hot pink polka-dot socks? Our summer evenings these days go like this. Matt gets off work and he and Madeline do chores. Then he and the kids head … Continue reading

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Hothogs

When the weather heats up, like it’s supposed to this week, Madeline goes out in the afternoon and gets a mud puddle going for the pigs. These are her fair pigs. (There’s another one hiding somewhere, for a total of … Continue reading

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Duck, Duck, Gone

Or, a Series of Unfortunate Farm Events Uh-oh, someone’s out of the nest. I’ll save you! Cuteness abounds Back safe and sound Now I’d really like the story to just end right there. Unfortunately farming isn’t all cuteness and fluff. … Continue reading

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Daily deposit

I have this chicken. An Americauna (Aracauna?) hen. Apparently she takes our advertisement for “Fresh” Eggs very seriously. She climbs the steps to the front porch, looking around to see if Ava is paying attention. The coast is clear. She … Continue reading

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Something pretty

for your Monday morning. Sorry to be so scarce around here. If you need something, you can find us at the softball diamonds

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Spinach, yum!

I’ll bet my mother cannot believe I now think spinach is delicious. I was never a spinach lover until we started growing our own. But once you grow something, then you have to figure out what to do with it. … Continue reading

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A little genealogy

As I was going through pictures tonight I came across this one that one of my kids took last weekend at a 4-H family potluck. Recently I connected with a cousin, Kim, in California. (Hi Kim!) So I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Miscellany

Onion sets *For those of you in the area, I’ll be at the Mason City Farmer’s Market tomorrow (Friday) selling beef and pork. It’s at the KMart parking lot from 3-6. Please, come and make some sort of mercy purchase … Continue reading

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early morning at the chicken pen Tonight we loaded up the broiler chickens and took them down to the processor. They’ll be butchered very early tomorrow morning, and I’ll pick them up after they’ve been cooled to about 50 degrees. … Continue reading

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Making out with my macro lens

(A phrase I’m almost certain I lifted from Pioneer Woman.) Painted daisy Iris, Siberian (I think) ???Update: Lynne emailed me to tell me this is Dianthus. And Susie in the comments is correct also, Sweet William being one type of … Continue reading

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