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Day Four

Today started pretty early, though not on the farm.

Thursday mornings I head down to the high school for 730 to set up the breakfast club (run by the parent association), which provides bagels, juice, hot chocolate and tea, for a nominal cost (25 cents per item) – no student is turned away hungry.   610 more words

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Day Three

We had a terrific storm in the night, wind booming in the chimney, torrential rain, the works.  I had seen the forecast and battened down the hatches at dusk, even remembering to bring in the wind chimes, so everything was fine in the morning. 662 more words

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Day One

As I mentioned when outlining my Five Day Race, I actually had a jump start – I had some time last week to get the hen house swept out and ready for working in, and then on Sunday, the day before the race, I got most of the hole patching done. 811 more words

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The Five Day Race

Monday (today) marked the beginning of a race with myself to get a set number of projects done by Friday.

Here’s what I have to accomplish to win the race: 779 more words

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"Let Yourselves Go and Enjoy Life to the Full"

“Cease being concerned whether you are growing spiritually or whether you are
 on the right path, or in the right place, or doing the right thing. 1,374 more words

Reflections

Crescendo e decrescendo

Happy hogs, 6 months

an attempt to be artistic

morning mist

I knew it was coming, the busy part of my farming season. I remembered the rhythm of it from last year, and knew what to expect, but it still hit hard, I think because of the heat we had this summer. 887 more words

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New Chickens... New Predators

My new pullets!! I think that their grayish blue feathers are beautiful. They are a cross between an Easter Egger and a Barred Rock.

With new additions comes new lose. 66 more words

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