Category Archives: Nathan

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 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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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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Innovations Indoors And Out

No, I did not forget about this blog. How could I? I love words. The search for the perfect moment, the rhythmic syllable punctuating a painstakingly crafted movement… the playful alliteration, carefully coy, like a laughing daffodil dancing in an … Continue reading

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The Fig Tree

“May you never bear fruit again,” He said to the fig tree. Most missed that comment, or heard it only as the frustrated outburst of a hungry man. Amid the day’s excitement—the cracking of the whip and the clinking of … Continue reading

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Too much

It’s been quite a long time since I wrote anything; this has been the busiest time of my life—since February. Our daughter spent five days in the hospital with MRSA, I’ve completed the biggest editorial project I have worked on … Continue reading

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Spring’s look

It was a very harsh winter, complete with excruciating electric bills. But all that has ended. The days are warm and bright—we leave the doors and windows open (though screened, to discourage spring’s sudden insects). Hurried trips across icy earth … Continue reading

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Curing our own bacon!

Good news: We raised our own pigs, on open pasture, and butchered them. I did the butchering with the help of some good guys. Read about that here. Potentially bad news: We packed the meat in freezer paper, and put … Continue reading

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