Pesto-for-Pies

"Oh boy!  That is the best barter I can imagine!  'Cause you know that Pesto is waaaaaay better than pies!" replies my smart-alec 20-year old son!  I happen to think that is true, but Jody is not a fan of…

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Switzel Days

Oh perfect hay weather, we dance in the fields for you!!!! Yes, yes, yes, today we will put up the rest of the hay!  The other day we put 414 bales up and the loft is looking pretty darn good!…

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Cell phones and Eggs, Chicks and a Sense of Humor

A few days ago I went with my son to the phone store to troubleshoot his telephone woes.  We ended up upgrading his phone and I adopted his phone(which had its woes straightened out.)  It was lovely for me to…

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Soil Therapy

Waiting for spring...spring has sprung, technically, and on a nice day we have enjoyed the first buds, the honeybees buzzing, the sheep springing, the horses frisking and the rooster strutting!  However, this week we are back into a grey, cold…

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“Lady Joy!”

My birthday is coming up and I just received the loveliest card from a very dear friend.  He calls me "Lady Joy" which is what I've decided I would like as the epitaph on my headstone someday...Gerrit says "Know that…

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Winter chores

We've been having snowstorms weekly since Christmas.  It makes for a beautiful and bright landscape.  The fences are down, though, in certain pastures and so little Nite Nite, the Shetland Pony, is frequently found ranging about, for the fun of…

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