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Working in the Heat

Independence Day at the home, farm and auto supply store was a time to catch-up with organizing the warehouse, process expired pet food, reposition tall pallets of wood shavings, and generally clean up. The usual receiving activities slowed down as … Continue reading

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Last Day of the Season 2018

Beginning on Feb. 25, and 862 trays of soil blocks later, my 2018 farm work season ended today at Sundog Farm. I finished at Wild Woods Farm on Friday. More than anything, farm work has been time with young people … Continue reading

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Feel the Breeze

I’d rather have spent both of this week’s days at the home, farm and auto supply store in our garden. Temperatures were warm enough to work in shirtsleeves and the garden is way behind. Outdoors tasks occupied my work day: … Continue reading

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Wanting to Wake Up

At retirement plus 19 days I thought I’d be more productive. Yesterday, after a shift at my desk and an hour-long visit with a neighbor and a team of surveyors, I took a nap… with long, deep sleep. Groggy when … Continue reading

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A First Effort

(Editor’s Note: This article was written July 3, 2009, shortly after my first retirement. It has been lightly edited to remove misspellings and grammatical errors I can’t bear to promulgate). It begins by foraging for wild blackberries in Lake Macbride … Continue reading

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A Place Built on Hope

As one makes one’s bed, so one finds it. ~ French Proverb ca. 1590 Today is my last day as a full-time employee at the home, farm and auto supply store. Reducing my schedule from five to two days a … Continue reading

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Green Up is Coming

“Good navigators are always skeptical, not of the presences of things, but of what they see and understand. Good navigators are almost always lost.” ~Robert Finley Green up has begun and everything seems ready to pop — even if it isn’t. … Continue reading

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