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Wiggling out of it

Like three owls suddenly facing a glaring light, that’s what we must have looked like.

“Who did it?”


Stunned, but uncomfortably aware that an answer better be forthcoming. 378 more words


Favourite Garden Tool--Machete

I learned to use a machete in Panama, where it became an extension of my arm. I learned my macheteing technique from greats such as Julián Valdéz and Onofre Gonzales. 412 more words

365 Days Of Food

Things to see and do in the rural West when it's raining

Look through the window at the falling rain. . .

Through another window, watch seagulls circle the landfill . . .

Watch grey storm clouds massing over the basalt hills. 17 more words

Action & Being


Thanks to a boy I had a bittersweet introduction to lovely New Hampshire this autumn. Between the boy and the environs, well, this city girl was considering the rural life. 444 more words


Miney-Roo, how could you?

I am not a morning person. For me, farm life begins around 10 a.m. Once I’ve had my toast and tea I take my coffee out to the coop and let the girls come out to play. 275 more words


One Month With a Small-Scale Organic Farmer

“We never have to leave because everyone comes here.” This was Lauro, one of the two farmer-carpenters with whom I lived this past September. He was speaking about the home and land he shares with his brother Alfredo just out of earshot of Nieva, a small village in Castilla y León, Spain. 1,656 more words

The view of God from a deer stand

It may not occur to those who are unfamiliar with hunting that it can be a spiritual experience. To some who feel hunting is somehow immoral the idea may be offensive. 764 more words

Rural Life

bgpery reblogged this on Under the Mantle and commented:

Regular deer season opened Saturday so I'm reposing this from last year.