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Putting Down Roots

                 I grew up looking at a particular oak tree.  It was a pin oak, just below the house, in view of my bedroom window.  It sat at the head of a spring that had never run dry in my … Continue reading

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Unlikely and Unexpected

                The day has finally turned snowy, just as the forecast said it would.  I’d slept in a little this morning, resting after a long day on Saturday filled with the farmer’s market, farm chores, and a successful late afternoon … Continue reading

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Prepping

Advent I                 The week went better than expected.  The turkeys were processed without a hitch, and with 8 people helping out, was actually fun.  Delivery day was rainy and cold, but a late lunch at one of Alexandria’s nicest … Continue reading

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Shepherds

Sabbath Reflections                 The ewes are heavy with their lambs.  The weather has taken a definitive turn, sending the wind up and the temperatures down.  I had to count them four times, and I was still missing one, “Pep.”  Yes, … Continue reading

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Post Script

We knew they were coming, arriving this morning a little after 11am.  A gentle knock on the front door followed by the undisciplined barking of our two dogs (I’m pretty good with kids, cattle, etc, but can’t for the life … Continue reading

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Growing Farmers

            We’ve waited over two months for it to come.  Something we had so much of at the beginning of the season that it was nearly too much.  And then it vanished. Every once in awhile it would come back … Continue reading

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A Tribute

            It was a blind date.  My sister thought it would be “cute” to put two cops together and see what might happen.  The restaurant in Solomon’s was deserted except for the DJ trying to get the levels right, part … Continue reading

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A Mid-Summer Night’s Rest

             I’m sitting in the back room of a quaint little coffee shop, two hundred miles away from where I normally am at the end of July.  It’s an Italian roast from one of my favorite roasters, which is actually … Continue reading

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Open Farm Day

Please join us for our annual Open Farm Day on May 5, 2013.  This is a potluck affair that will kick off around noon and go until the last person leaves!  We’ll have tours, farming demos, animal appearances, and the … Continue reading

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Patience

Lenten Reflections  2013– Week 1 Temptation.  We know it well.  We joke about it, sing about it, and wrestle with it.  Often, we fall for it, especially if it promises a quick route to what we think we really want.  … Continue reading

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