I’m so excited to show off my new veggie chopper! Dad made it for me out of an old shovel handle and some odds and ends in his shed; but actually we got the idea from two places: an antique design found in an out-of-print book and The Farmers Museum. And I’m pleased to say […]
She’s a thing of beauty and a source of wealth. She’s a sure guarantee of riches and health, To the one who lives by the sweat of his brow. God’s greatest gift is the Jersey cow.
After nine long months of waiting and wondering, Daisy calved yesterday morning! And what a day she picked for it too. I mean, the weather was awful: rain, sleet, freezing temps – at least 24 last night. But thankfully I had her penned in an 8×8 box stall with lots of thick warm bedding, so […]
In view of the political campainges going on I thought this quote highly appropriate: “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crises, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, […]
Haggard American doughboys listened as a deep German baritone ticked off the roll call, voices echoing through swirling mist. The scheme was intended to stupefy the trapped soldiers: to mesmerize them into thinking they were surrounded when only a few hundred of Major Hunicken’s 254th Regiment were closing the ring. Like a hammer on anvil […]
A happy cow is a healthy cow. But there are times when she will get sick. Thankfully I’ve only had to treat my lovely Jersey for a common cold, but caution has taught me to always have supplies on hand. What if for some reason I can’t get downtown? What if I can’t get hold […]
If I have a favorite season, I think it must be Fall. Winter is too bleak. Summer too scorching. But Fall is perfect. One October morn I strolled through the woods, trees towering above me, sunlight slanting through scarlet leaves. Leaves. Everywhere leaves were drifting, sifting, swirling, whirling, a collage of leaves: gold, orange, crimson, maroon. […]