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Summer Inspiration From Our Farm in the Shenandoah Valley

Summer days on the farm sail by like clouds in the blue. Each morning brings a fresh look to our familiar  scenery. The sights that greet us have comforting continuity and yet are ever-changing. Breaking dawn and soon after is the … Continue reading

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Puppies and Changing Leaves On The Farm

Be advised, I’m writing this in the company of a puppy of little brain, like Winnie the Pooh, with a big heart, and even bigger puddles. At seven months, Cooper is a handful, chasing the kitties, and into everything, then … Continue reading

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Spring Is When the Meadowlark Sings and It’s Singing

Signs of spring are everywhere on the farm. February is like an erratic March. So was January. We’ve had little real winter. Almost no snow. Our weather blows mild then cold then warm again, even balmy before the wind cuts … Continue reading

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Spring is when the Meadowlark Sings

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” ― Margaret Atwood “It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke Spring is coming to … Continue reading

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For the Loveliness of it All

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” ~Ruth Stout Why, some of you may ask, am I so drawn to gardening? Granted, toiling in the earth has its downsides, like … Continue reading

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