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A Walk with Robert

May I call you Robert?

Of course, that is my name;
better to call me Robert than
Hezekiah, don’t you think?

There used to be a farm here, 505 more words



 My heart thuds at the mere prospect. I will have to do something or lose total respect. I look at the three girls in front of me. 922 more words


Taking Stock

The new year’s seed catalogue will be out in six weeks, and all the summer crops are in, so it’s time to take stock of how the last year’s garden went. 492 more words

365 Days Of Food

Without Cause

What may seem inconsequential to an employer makes big waves in small towns. Widespread layoffs have disastrous effects, as witnessed by the 2013 layoffs at Athabasca University and the job losses and transfers over time at Alberta-Pacific, whose staff fear future job losses thanks to the recent sale of the mill. 647 more words


Honoring rural life at Heritage Park of North Iowa

“COME BACK ON SATURDAY,” Monte Topp advised. “There’ll be 25,000 people here.”

“No, thanks,” I said.

And that is how I learned about the May 21 – 24… 482 more words

First Frost

The grass sparkled in the beam from my headlamp this morning and crunched underfoot—our long-overdue first frost. After such a hot summer, we should have expected a warm autumn, but I was beginning to wonder if it would ever frost; it usually occurs near the end of April. 140 more words

365 Days Of Food