Category Archives: Agrarian life

Best practices

I do my best writing when I’m not writing. Most of what eventually ends up on “paper” is written in my head while I’m doing something unrelated. Stepping away from a project always opens up that part of my brain … Continue reading

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Weeding and the Contemplative Life

I used to hate weeding the garden, especially as a kid in my grandfather’s veggie patch. (He was way too particular for my wandering attention span) When I finally had my own beds, procrastination was the name of the weeding … Continue reading

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PAD Challenge Day 9: Shelter

Simplicity calls out from the clutter and entrapment of modernity How much space and stuff and adornment is really needed? Where is the line drawn for contentment with place? Wood, drywall, cement, some siding and paint? Or timbers and canvas, … Continue reading

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PAD Challenge Day 8 Prompt: Violence

The squawking grows louder and more intense I fly out the door to see what the ruckus is about All goes quiet and appears normal Back inside the house the alarm goes up again This time the crows and squirrels … Continue reading

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Thoughts Out of Season

Keeping in step with the rhythms of nature has always been a personal endeavor of mine. I even try to eat with the seasons. But now that I’m writing magazine articles I have to think out of season. When everyone … Continue reading

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My Life with Hens

I have a passion (some may say obsession) for keeping hens. There is just something about the different little clucking sounds and all that digging and scratching that soothes my mind. And they provide me with fertilizer and food. The … Continue reading

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