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New life on the farm

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This summer was a very busy season around our farm.  We are in the midst of converting our farmland from leased cash-crop acreage to pasture managed by us.  That might sound simple enough but it requires cutting, mowing, fencing, draining, digging, and budgeting, planning, etc. and not necessarily in that order. We are hosting a small herd of Black Angus cattle and have so far fenced in 12 acres of land for grazing.  Over the next few years  we plan to expand the fenced in land to 40 acres and the herd to 40. So, that has been exciting.  Now that we...

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The return of the rabbit

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Three springtime's ago I did quite a lot of needle felting, during the last trimester of my daughter's pregnancy and for a while after my granddaughter was born.  Needle felting at that time was a substitute creative release for me, because I was on hiatus from oil painting for a bit at the time. I am a professional writer and fine artist by trade, but there are many crafts I have enjoyed over the course of my lifetime, beginning with learning to knit and crochet when I was a little kid.   I was recalling the other day how much...

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Soon

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To my regular readers ... I have been away for quite some time, as you have seen.  The year got off to a bit of a bumpy start, and then I needed to take some time off and clear my mind.  Wanted to be sure that as I move forward I do so with a clear vision of the path before me in mind, rather than just continuing to do what I was doing before out of assumption that I my course was still correct.  Refreshed, I am here for you today ready to rock and roll. On with Today's...

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Photography show tomorrow evening

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One River, a photography show curated by me and my husband, will open tomorrow night (Friday, December 2, 2011) at Marti's on Main in Albion, New York.  The public is welcome to the opening reception from 5:30 to 9:00 that evening.  If you are one of my readers in the local area, I hope you will come by.  It will be a fun, warm, and happy evening.  We have fifty six photographs printed on Kodak's Endura Metallic paper in sizes 8x10, 11x14 and 16x20 all matted and framed in the exhibit. The photographs have been shot over the past sixty...

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Recipe: Deconstructed Eggplant Parmesan

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New! Get my blog on Kindle. And, too good not to mention ... Flying Junction is having a Buy Two, Get One Free sale on all paper prints in his online store.  Plus, free shipping.  Gotta love that! This is my Deconstructed Eggplant Parmesan recipe ... shared with love.  I hope you give it a try.  It is especially good if you can get your hands on eggplant from a local farm market rather than at the grocery store.  I have noticed the eggplants we buy at the farm stand are more tender and have less seeds than those I...

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