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August 30, 2017

This entry is part of a series of monthly audio postcards I am writing and producing for South Dakota Public Radio...you can listen by following this link to their website: http://listen.sdpb.org/post/moment-coolidge-hills-and-lake-toba 

The first summer I gardened on t...

July 26, 2014

A week of storms and sunshine. The garden is growing, we are enjoying the daily harvest, and haying is done! The animals will eat well this winter, which gives a cozy feeling, even now in these hot, heavy days. It wasn't a great week for photos because I am continually...

June 16, 2014

Every morning for weeks now I've wondered if today will be the day I get the garden in. Between storms and lingering cold, I've gotten most of the seedling transplanted, but there is always more to do...so, maybe today?

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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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