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Dumpster Number 4. Autumn Views.

I never thought we could ever fill three entire dumpsters in five weeks’ time, yet we are now filling Number Four – and still there is more garbage and debris to drag out of the house. It is quite possible … Continue reading

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NEWS FLASH. BEEP BEEP BEEPBEEP!

Today Mr. Ex-Tenant has been removing all the trucks and trailers and machinery and boat and tools and you name it from the barn and barnyard! WAAA HOO! (He also took down a corner of my fabulous electric bee fence, … Continue reading

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A Day at the Fair: 3

Some may think me crazy, but I love the sight, smell, and sound of cattle. It makes my happy happy happy! This beauty is waiting for her debut in the judging ring.

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A Day at the Fair: 2

This is a Polish chicken. Clearly the reason the Polish joke was invented! All fun aside, this is a dramatically beautiful bird. The NJ State Fair runs through August 12th. Half a million people will pass through the gates at … Continue reading

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A Day at the Fair: 1.

This is a Swiss dairy goat. She is sweet natured and with such a beautiful face, I spent a few minutes just contemplating her beauty. I’m really looking forward to having goats.

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Separation Anxiety.

July is slipping away and soon we will be able to get into the house at the farm and the real work will begin.  I am thrilled at the prospect of remodeling, redecorating, spending the weekends at the farm and … Continue reading

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The Birds.

Swallows are beautiful to watch. They fly and play and live out their lives in pairs, male and female, careening and swooping and soaring side by side.  Swallows are dancers in an aerial ballet that George Ballanchine would envy – … Continue reading

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Bend From the Knee.

This past Saturday Bill and I started clearing out the debris from the site of my fabulous future bee yard.  My original plan was to construct a yard that was 50 feet wide and 30 feet deep, but we scaled that … Continue reading

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(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday.

Bill went rummaging around in the back of the barn.  He finds something interesting, and calls me over.  It’s a wagon wheel.  Wouldn’t that look great on the family room wall?  But it’s attached to something.  We start moving debris … Continue reading

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Time Flies. I Am Tire-d.

Here it is, June 12th, and I’ve already owned the farm for three entire weeks.  It is frustrating being unable to come and go as I please, but the opportunity for unlimited access is now three weeks closer than it was before.  … Continue reading

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