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The Barn Door: Incidental Poetry

I posted something unusual over at The Barn Door this morning.  Well, unusual for me.  I am not a poet, but I have used poetry to express myself sometimes.  180 more words

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral

This photo represents the ephemerality of shadow in particular and life in general – notice the shadow of myself with a duck nested in my belly. 8 more words


Tollgate for Wagon Trains

We drove up to Whiskey Butte just outside of Sweet Home, yesterday afternoon.  The road that snakes around Whiskey Butte  follows the same road bed that the wagon trains took in the 1870’s and 80’s, the Santiam Wagon Road. 190 more words


One of my aims for the winter had been to get out on the road bike more. Looking back at my training diary I see that since the beginning of November I have only been out twice. 815 more words

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Seven Days of Sundogs: Day 5 Puppy Fix

This WAS typical afternoon play with the puppies last year about this time.

FACE PLANT is what I call this photo.

 Poor baby.  Mama does not even care,. 210 more words


Soup's On! Got Homemade Bread Too!

Soup is on, just baked this morning bread is hot from the oven and the coffee is fresh. I’ve listed some cards to color in my etsy shop and now here I am taking a tiny little break before lunch which I am so looking forward to. 265 more words


Spring thaw

The calendar now says it’s spring, and the temperature–and as a result the farm–is starting to agree.

What’s spring looking like for you?

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