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Summer Fruits and Vegetables Go Swinging into August; Lots to Pick and Find at Stand.

A SUDDEN SQUALL hit the farm this week.  All the customers went scampering off.   A few sneaky fruits and vegetables seized the moment to give the new porch swing a whirl. You can swing, too.  There are 3 swings at … Continue reading

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Jalapeño Ice Cubes, Flying Saucer Videos, and More Chickens.

IT IS BETTER TO LIGHT ONE CANDLE than to curse the darkness. So instead of b-tching about the approach of winter, and the switch to Daylight Wasting Time, we’re lighting a few mental candles — ideas for November produce. It’s … Continue reading

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Spring Blossoms of Peach, Nectarine, Apple, and Pear.

There are a few days in spring when the orchards pop with blossoms.  Wind, rain, and biology conspire to make the show short-lived.  You have to enjoy the blooms while they last, and get photos on the spot or wait … Continue reading

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The Birds and the Breeze in Yonder Hilltop Meadow.

Spring on the farm, before the first mowing.  The grass is long, dandelions are tall, and everything waves in the wind.  Set the camera in an old apple tree, up in the meadow near Stumphenge.

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Tiny Baby Farm Bird Says, I Can Has Wormburger?

Everything on the farm becomes a habitat. Not least the old Ford tractor, because in a bird-eat-bird world, you don’t thumb your beak at an iron-clad condo with sweeping views.  The farm hawk, among other predators, isn’t going to divebomb … Continue reading

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Duct Tape on Tractor Raggles Like the Flag of Some Beseiged Province.

If, for your evening walk, you should like to pass a few minutes untroubled by world affairs, it is best to avoid an encounter with duct tape.  Today I was not so fortunate. Someone, somewhere, is in a bloody fight … Continue reading

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How to Turn Apple Crates into Tractor Weights.

What are tractor weights?  They are weights you hang on a tractor.  They help balance things out, like ballast in a boat.  That’s because a farm tractor is not really rolling through a field; it is floating. Especially when you … Continue reading

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A Caterpillar in Siberia?

Out for a ski around the dwarf orchard.  Happened upon this little fellow.  How did he get here?  Where was he going? Don’t give up on him after 45 seconds, he keeps motoring! Lifted up the camera when the bug … Continue reading

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How to Tow Your Backhoe with Your Backhoe; How Your Mind Works.

A likeable fact about the backhoe—it can be up when it is down. If you blow a front tire while you are working in the field, you don’t need to haul your irons and wrenches to the site.  Instead, you … Continue reading

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Balto Bonks the Camera.

Balto is a fine specimen of priss.  The finest in the land. He won’t sneak off with your slippers; roll in a skunky carcass; steal the cat’s dinner; or otherwise break farm rules.  He is solicitous and respectful, submissive yet … Continue reading

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