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February 12, 2015

Have we ever had weather like this in February before? Every day this past week the temperature rose a little, till on Saturday, it blossomed into the full bloom of spring. Everyone is simply singing with the joy of it all.
Down in the draw, the creek is chuckling alon...

October 2, 2014

We are walking along the graveled section line and it is raining. Not a lot, just a little. The clouds are a low, gray ceiling over our heads, and the thin strip of sky at the horizon glows a misty gray as well. To the west, a field of sunflowers bow their giant, brown...

September 5, 2014

My ongoing war with technology continues...and, as a result, the blog is suffering. It isn't just my lack of expertise -- I feel a very deep conflict between wanting to share my stories, and stay connected to friends new and old, and also wanting to keep the waste I cr...

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...

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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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