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88 days diaries: When the end is near

The end of my 88 days was quickly approaching. I didn’t want to stay much longer, but how do you talk about this with a stubborn, unpredictable farmer? 337 more words


Nearly done.

It’s a week today that our lambing season began. As of this afternoon we have lambed 29 (and lost three) out of 20 ewes. Our current numbers include 8 sets of twins and 10 singles. 306 more words


Early morning kerfuffle

Ram lamb #1420 arrived yesterday, along with sister, before the sun. I was up at four, loaded wood into the cook-stove and was in the truck by quarter past. 323 more words


Retrospective thirteen (March 2013)

Given the way in which blogs are presented, I am convinced that posts which reside more than a scroll or two behind the most recent are doomed to languish and to be forgotten. 261 more words


Tundra Swans

On day #4 of my Sunrise Sadhana, I was gifted with many mementos, including this beautiful sunrise over frozen, but thawing, Lake Harriet.

Remarkably, just as on the first day of my Sadhana, just as the sun cleared the trees, a Pileated Woodpecker called again.   242 more words

A Bittersweet Beginning

Have you ever traveled 300 miles to spend the weekend digging over 100 perennial flowers in the mud?  Well there is a first time for everything.   274 more words



I’m staying with Gaye and Michael on their farm in the Wairarapa. They run sheep for meat and for wool, some of which Gaye keeps to spin into yarn. 686 more words