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2019 Gardening Season

I want to write a nice summary of this year’s garden including successes, failures and lessons learned. Instead of crafting something usable, I visited two of the farms where I work. Knowledge lives within us more than in written words. … Continue reading

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Shared Culture by the Lake

When we moved to Big Grove Township we had expectations about building a life here. These expectations spoke to our shared culture. We built a new home, settled into the public school community and began getting to know people as … Continue reading

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Glorious Summer of 2019

If August was a tough month, this summer has been one of the best in recent years. Moderate local temperatures with reasonable relative humidity, rain enough to help the garden grow, and friends meeting the challenge of growing flowers and … Continue reading

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Starting Again

Out of the ashes of lives past we are reborn. With last Thursday’s death of Mother, as well as that of our friend Lillian Davis, life continues. As we linger around funeral arrangements and schedules, phone calls and meet ups, … Continue reading

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Tomatoes on Everything!

The 2019 tomato harvest has begun. We have fresh tomatoes with every meal, for snacks, and with everything. We aren’t sick of them yet and work to preserve some of them is imminent. There’s a lot going on in the … Continue reading

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Trail Walk

A main feature of the vacant lot we bought in 1993 was its proximity to Lake Macbride State Park. When we need exercise, or just want to get away from the house, it’s a short walk to the trail that … Continue reading

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Six Weeks Until Autumn

It’s time to move on. Yet… I would linger in this spectacularly Iowa summer. It is a summer like those remembered from childhood. Long, warm days that stretch into a vanishing point. Cool nights to greet an early riser well … Continue reading

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