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Our Son Becomes a Homeowner

This might seem like an odd subject for a farm website post, but if you will allow me to explain, I think I can help you understand the connection. I have spoken of our son, Michael, in previous posts, primarily… Continue Reading →

Spring Rebirth in Smoke Hole

The past three consecutive days (Monday, May 5 through Wednesday May 7) have given us perfect spring weather, with bright, sunny skies, low humidity, and very pleasant temperatures.  I usually classify days like them as, “one of the ten best… Continue Reading →

Whip-Poor-Wills

I opened the screen door at 5:15 AM this morning to let Calli outdoors.  I followed her out onto the front porch and watched her trot down the stairs and disappear into the darkness.  The sun is rising earlier these… Continue Reading →

A Glimmer of Hope

Thursday, April 18 began with a cool morning and low, dense overcast skies that were swept away by strong southerly winds to reveal a sunny, balmy day with a high temperature of 80 degrees.  It was the first time our… Continue Reading →

Making Goat Milk Soap

Saturday (April 13) brought us a beautiful, sunny spring day that encouraged us to open the windows throughout our house to air it out for the first time this year.  Our high temperature topped out around 73 degrees and a… Continue Reading →

Preparing Garden Soil–Back to the Basics

Whenever you want to establish any type of garden or planting area, the first and most important issue is to determine if the soil/location will support whatever you want to plant in it.  Several critical factors will affect your planting… Continue Reading →

Sew Many Pieces

To date, I (Dave) have been the author of all our website posts.  However, there is one traditional folkway skill we practice that I am not qualified to discuss—the fine art of quilting.  That is Barb’s forte.  Most recently, she… Continue Reading →

Indian Spring

Our weather continues to warm over time with typical spring-time tussles between warm and cool periods.  The exuberant calls of the spring peepers from our pond can be heard day and night.  Red wing blackbirds are nesting among the nine-tail… Continue Reading →

Missing the Mark

Snow is falling this morning, as I write this post.  It is a soft, gentle snowfall that has dusted all the rooftops and sprinkled a light coating of sugar on the grassy surfaces.  The low clouds and subtle, snowy haze… Continue Reading →

Turn, Turn, Turn

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven. This chapter of Ecclesiastes was always my adoptive grandfather’s favorite passage from the Bible.  He recited it to me so often when I was a child that… Continue Reading →

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