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Strep Throat and What Love Is

I’ve had a nasty sore throat lately. And it’s got me thinking about love… Continue reading

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Why Atheists & Christians Are Kind Of The Same

They both have faith. Continue reading

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Why We Want Lots Of Kids

We are obsessed with the miraculous. Continue reading

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Psychotic Chickens And A Late-Term Cow

Chickens devastating the fall garden and why hasn’t this cow dropped a calf? Continue reading

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The Things We Grew: Our 2015 Garden In Review, With Notes & Tips For Next Year

Some people, I think, have good garden years, where it’s an all-around “bumper crop.” We’ve never had that, being utter amateurs. So when we hear skilled growers lament 2015 as a tough year… we think, “Well, at least we’re not … Continue reading

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Susannah Faye’s Birth Story

by Kate Bechtold — So here I sit. I am 22 weeks pregnant with our 3rd babe. Susannah Faye is 20 months old, and I am just now getting around to putting up her birth story. I posted this on instagram … Continue reading

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Dead Raccoons & Fresh Baby Chicks

We’ve had a pretty good turn here on the farm, with the right kinds of life and death. Among the dead ones is a raccoon, which I am quite confident was decimating our corn patch/garden. The night we caught him, … Continue reading

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Thieving, Dirty, Rotten ‘Coons

I make no bones about my feelings for those filthy bandits. As I’ve been teaching my four-year-old, “The only good ‘coon, is a dead ‘coon!” My ire is fresh because of what happened last night… Saylor has a little “garden” … Continue reading

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Summer Mushroom Hunting In The Ozarks

The two-months-long deluge we’ve been experiencing here has been unfriendly to Missourians’ gardens. The tomatoes are blighted, the soil is soggy, and everybody has an easy culprit for this year’s gardening woes. But while the rain has ruined gardens, it’s … Continue reading

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A Few Gems From Scalia’s Biting Dissent To The SCOTUS Obamacare Ruling

Justice Antonin Scalia is typically the biting, witty voice of reason when the Supreme Court of the United States goes off the rails. Scalia says what so many of us wish we were clever enough to think. Here are a … Continue reading

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