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September 30, 2015

 

Barn cat politics are complicated. They are full of alliances, double-crossing, and violent overthrows. My personal introduction to all this began last summer when a young beauty named Roxy arrived without fanfare in our barn. She proceeded to charm our crusty old tom...

January 5, 2015

For almost half a year now I’ve been writing a weekly column for our local paper, trying to catch the little shifts in the seasons as they arrive, and the little celebrations that occur during our chore rituals and the other activities that make up daily life on a ranc...

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LITTLE PASTURE on the PRAIRIE is...

My “Little Pasture on the Prairie” started out as a borrowed slip of land and is now it is a full-fledged pasture with a windbreak of elms and fruit trees, a sturdy woven wire fence, and an odd assortment of orphans and vagabonds, most of them wearing wooly suits. There are also cats and chickens running in and out as they please, a milk cow, and two small humans I am lucky to have call me 'Mama.' These are the stories of our adventures -- and misadventures -- in the little pasture, and the joy of waking up every day to the quiet majesty of life on the northern plains.

 

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