rural living

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Gratitude and Dead Sheep

I live where roads are more often dirt than paved.  Rural living.  It’s what I wanted. I went into town today.  Got a coat at the thrift store.  A heavy-duty canvas number which will keep me warm during the wet, muddy, cold winter months.  Also from the thrift store:  a book about a Native American […]

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Minimizing, Living Simple = Ahhhhhhhhhh

Last week and over the weekend we gave away and sold some things that we did not use or need.  This lightening of the load is part of a continuing process that started slowly about 2 years ago when we moved from Wisconsin to Texas. When I look around my environment and take inventory of […]

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Paradise Found, Gardening in Unlikely Places (book)

Paradise Found.  Every time I step outside at the Caradan place, this is what I think.  I also recently discovered a book with this title. Paradise Found, Gardening in Unlikely Places   The author is Rebecca Cole.  I hadn’t heard of her before, but apparently she has appeared on TV and radio regularly and her work […]

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Spraddle Leg

Today the chick count is up to 14 and I hear peeping noises coming from inside the incubator…so I expect more eggs to hatch soon. All chicks are doing great.  We do have one that had spraddle legs.  I read that this is sometimes caused by them not getting good footing right after hatching.  I […]

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