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Blueberry Pickin' at Simple Life Farms

Can I tell you a secret?

I want to be a cowgirl.  I want cows, I want acres of vegetables growing in the Florida sun, I want my kids to go collect fresh eggs every morning.   603 more words

Spring Time Fun and the Hot Cross Bun!

Spring time offers foods which are rich in history and symbolism. These foods can be broken down into three groups: 1. Food specifically related to Christ, such as ( lamb, for “the lamb of God.”)  Easter was the time to start eating the season’s new lamb. 553 more words


Where Your Organic Milk has Really Been

Well, the cattle auctions are winding down. With all the bathing, grooming, and clipping done to prepare the livestock for show, you’d think those cows were overfed Chihuahuas. 242 more words

Rural Drive-By

When I moved to Chokio, Minnesota, last fall, the harvest was just ending. I watched the combine spin across the wide acres next to my house as it brought in the corn. 176 more words

June Weddings and Desperate Guys

All those June weddings have made everyone around here kind of loopy. I went to the bank the other day—quite innocently, mind you, just trying to make a photocopy or two—and chatted with the teller about houseplants and sunshine. 209 more words

Dem Cows are Sheep

I popped over to Evansville the other day. I know this family that lives in a beautiful farmstead, a handful of acres tucked between two cattail ponds. 154 more words

Teats and Maidens

Well, the mural on the grain elevator is done. The barefoot Finnish maiden gazes over town cradling a sheaf of wheat grain. There’s been talk of making huge tin cutout clothes for her: a parka for winter, boots for springtime mud, a French maid’s outfit for evening romance. 66 more words