Tag Archives: farm life

Grandma Eier

Grandma Anna was quite different from my other Grandma. She seemed fragile.  She lived a long life despite the tragedies she endured. The death of a toddler daughter and the death of her youngest son 30 years later broke her … Continue reading

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The Art Gallery

Farmers and art galleries would seem to be an unlikely combination.   But on a particular sunny, beautiful fall day in the state of Ohio, it was a good fit. We have been to various art museums over the years. … Continue reading

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Antique tractors

  Lined up like soldiers, the antique tractors are spit-polished and ready for viewing.  They wear uniforms of bright red, green, and yellow as well as  shades of rust and wear. Name tags read:  Case, Allis, Oliver, Farmall, Ford, and John … Continue reading

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Teen Angel and Farm Chores

  Teen Angel Can you hear me? Teen Angel Can you see me? Are you somewhere up above And am I still your own true love?   With a pitchfork handle as my microphone, I belted out a mournful ballad … Continue reading

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Growing Up Country

A recent statistic floating around reads like this:  the average person is three generations removed from agriculture.  That may not surprise you, but I still live on a farm and can trace agriculture back for generations on my side of … Continue reading

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Six Word Saturday

Perfect weather to harvest the crops.

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Misty Monday Morning

Cool Autumn Monday Morning Mist Rises from our Pond. Water Warmer than the  sky. Fog delay for the frogs.

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The Junk Drawer

In every house I have ever lived in, there has been a junk drawer.  A catch-all.  A place to throw everything that doesn’t fit in any category.  A place to throw things when unexpected company arrives and you have to … Continue reading

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Oh yes…. I’m the Great Pretender….

Oh yes I’m the great pretender. I have always loved to pretend, and yes, even at the rotten (not really feeling ripe anymore) old age of almost 63 I still pretend. I hope think that’s normal.  In today’s high-tech world … Continue reading

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Hard Water, Soft Water, but not a drop to drink

Some days just don’t turn out like you plan. When you live in the country, and you have your own well, you may need a water softener to make your water usable. Hard water contains dissolved calcium, magnesium and in many … Continue reading

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