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A Look at Larvae

They’re just midges. If anyone pays attention to them at all, it’s to note how irritating they are when they swarm by the millions, here near Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere. 240 more words


Summer Colors

The Big Meadows area of Shenandoah National Park is a big, wide-open prairie-like saddle tucked between the park’s hardwood forests. It’s about midway along the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah N.P. 80 more words


Lovely weather and art. What could be better?

After our hot weather the week before last, now we are having highs in the 60’s and low 70’s. Heaven! We had some rain on Sunday. 536 more words


Food, Sleep, and a Good Scratch

I know it’s been a good day of writing when I suddenly realise it’s four o’clock, and I haven’t written a blog post for the day or prepared for tomorrow’s school programme or fed the animals, collected the eggs, filled the firewood box, gotten the mail… 85 more words


Watching Swallows Fledge

Five crows lounge

around the bar of the broken tree,

taunting the swallow brood

like tinhorn dictators perfectly in charge

of their world and all that is in it. 72 more words


On the Road Again

After my post on access to goods and services, some of you mentioned a small-town perk that you love is little-to-no traffic. Based on conversations I’ve had over the years, it appears that while commute times for those living in rural areas may be similar to those living in urban areas, there is a distinct lack of traffic in the rural areas. 544 more words


Cover Crop 2017

Another year with a cover crop of oats, crimson clover and radishes following winter wheat. I planted it on the 34 acres field east of the house we commonly call Benages hill. 218 more words

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