Monthly Archives: July 2007

Twelve

What to even say about this girl at twelve? One year from officially being a teenager. Babysitting. Negotiating about the makeup wearing. Already thinking about a car. That time of a girl’s life where the social aspects can be tough. … Continue reading

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OLS Week 5

or, “The challenge of eating locally while traveling turned out to be so very challenging” First of all, thank you everyone for your kind comments on the county fair posts. And second of all, I did have a OLS meal … Continue reading

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Fair Update – Swine Show

My dad has a nifty little portable hog scale, and the weekend before the fair he volunteered to bring it over to weigh Madeline’s fair pigs. This was a big help, because when you get to the fair with your … Continue reading

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Fair Update 2

So you can probably tell by the purple ribbons and the big grin on Madeline’s face that she had a good night at the dog show on Saturday. Dog workouts are held for 6 weeks prior to fair for the … Continue reading

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OLS Week 3

or, “Swiss Chard, not sure I like ye” This may not make the deadline this week, but here goes. Another vegetable that’s new to us this year is Swiss Chard (“Bright Lights”). I didn’t know at what point you’re supposed … Continue reading

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Fair, Day 1 Report

All of Madeline’s photos received blue ribbons! She also had projects in Visual Arts and Horticulture judged today. Both received blue ribbons and both were considered as state fair entries, but neither ended up getting selected. More on those projects … Continue reading

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You be the judge 2007

Once again, it’s county fair week. Last year I showed you Madeline’s photography fair entries, and I thought it would be fun to do it again this year. Everyone’s favorite, my cutie pie niece. Pansy, with a macro lens I … Continue reading

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Rain, rain come this way

I hope those clouds are bringing some rain this way. We need it. The corn is standing at attention, leaves reaching straight upward, showing signs of heat stress from the lack of rain and temperatures in the 90′s. But as … Continue reading

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4th of July parade

Time clocked: 90 minutesCandy caught: 1.5 gallons The fire department and military veterans and ladies auxillary lead things off. Followed by… Big equipment Derby cars and classic cars Madeline (on the right holding the sign) marched with the North Iowa … Continue reading

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OLS Week 2

Or, “Kohlrabi, where have you been all my life?” “OLS” stands for One Local Summer, a project hosted by Liz at Pocket Farm. (More information here.) In a nutshell, you cook one dinner/supper a week using local ingredients and post … Continue reading

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