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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...

June 23, 2014

After reading the article "A Daily Walking Practice" by Shari Altman in the amazing magazine Taproot I decided to find a route to walk if not daily, at least often. Altman says "I know of no better way of connecting with the seasons than by walking the same path on a r...

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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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