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Chasing Spurtle

It’s not in my nature to be mean, or tough, or even assertive. It’s part of why I left teaching. I just tired of telling kids what to do. It’s why my dogs have no manners and don’t listen when … Continue reading

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The Golden Spurtle

I learned this morning from reading a package of oatmeal that there is a porridge contest in Scotland. The winner of this contest wins “The Golden Spurtle.” I liked that and thought immediately to name an animal Spurtle. As it … Continue reading

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Honky Tonk Hens

Even if the calendar says otherwise, spring is in the air here. Most evident are the calls of the red wing blackbirds, staking their claims to space and women. It’s like a big ol’ honky tonk out in the pasture … Continue reading

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Torn Again

Last night I spent the better part of an hour chatting with a neighbor who repairs heavy equipment by day and farms in the evening.  We talked about the potential of the farm, for livestock, for grains, even for rescuing … Continue reading

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