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I live on a farm ... — farming

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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Isn't that something ...

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I remember so crisply the moment when I was sitting out back on the stoop the day after we arrived "home" following our cross-country honeymoon drive and watched as my new husband circled the barn on his tractor and saying in somewhat stupefied* wonder, "I live on a farm. I live on a farm, and my husband drives a tractor."

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Some kind of 'ectomy or other

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It was a thrill when we saw that first little green sprout. I told Sweet Pea, "Your pumpkin patch is coming along now!" and she gave me a big, happy smile.

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Spring

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As the world wakes up outside our windows, many magical sites and moments bubble up to be seen if you catch them at just the right moment.

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Pumpkin seeds and tea cups

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When my children were babies my parents tried to tell me how very different it is to be grandparents as opposed to being parents. I did my best to understand what they meant, but I realize now that I needed to be a grandparent myself to actually get it. So, Dad and Mom ... I get it now. [FYI: New knitting content was posted at The Knitting Blog 20 May 09.] My daughter and I lived with my parents when she was born, and we lived with them for her first two years. Today my daughter and her daughter live...

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