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While Carl wrote poetry...

While Carl wrote poetry…Lilian raised Nubian goats

The Great Hunt
I never knew any more beautiful than you:
I have hunted you under my thoughts, 57 more words

Photo Challenge


Today, personally,  bliss can be one of two things

A) an airconditioned room after a walk in the hot sun

B) warm chocolate chip cookies and a glass of cold, fresh, full cream, farm milk (find the recipe… 15 more words

Pruning Time

The next time we haul a load up to the property and get any work time in, it will be spring, so this trip was my last opportunity to prune the trees and vines before they begin to bud out. 477 more words


Living the Dream | Finding My Way Under a New Paradigm

At some point something broke. I had achieved or was well on my way to realizing all of the goals I had set for myself. The goals I had set when I was young, broke and sick of worrying how I was going to get my next meal and where I was going to sleep that night. 582 more words


Winter Lessons

This afternoon is forecasted to be a return to almost normal weather.  Everyone here is looking forward to that to be sure, especially given that this is the second winter in a row of being exceptionally long and cold.   512 more words


Bahay Kubo

It was October 20, 2013. We went to Pangasinan because Lolo Florentino, the grandfather of my wife, is a farmer and the family decided to celebrate his 100th birthday with his family roots in the province. 131 more words


The Simple Life: Musings at a Nueva Ecija Farm

The sun was beginning to cast its golden rays on the green landscape when we arrived at the farm. Isolated stretches of thin and wispy cirrus clouds framed against the backdrop of a deep blue sky reflected off the still waters of the fish pond. 770 more words