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The Garlic Grew

We did it! We grew lots of garlic.  We diligently followed the directions of those we reached out to for advice and tips and youtube videos and are pleased with the fact that it WORKED!  We got the garlic in the ground quite late compared to other garlic farms and we thought for sure that was going to sink us, but the garlic seems to be flourishing.  There are a couple rows that have a dead spot in the beginning where the garlic didn't grow and the guesses are that we planted it too deep there, or put too much hay mulch on top, or the land is slightly uneven so maybe the water drained more quickly away from those bulbs....

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See, Feel, Hear

There are a few peculiarities in nature that you can't walk by without touching. Pussy Willows are one.  Cattails another.  Various mushrooms, especially those growing on trees.  Fuzzy caterpillars.  Moss.

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Near the Children

My heart tightens when I see their tiny tired faces poke around the door and as they find their way in the dark to their place and sink down between the two halves of the sleeping bag

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Remembering A Dream

The farm has felt familiar to me from the day we moved in.  Whether it's the similarities to my childhood home- things like an oak at the corner of the driveway, or the pebbled cement walkway, or the gatherings of particular song birds-  I have a sense of belonging.  The house creaks under our feet and although they aren't creaking from years of our own steps, they are creaks I have heard before, like a distant memory. The truth is that the life that I am living now is being plucked directly from my imagination, straight from endless daydreams.  The feeling of this place over the last six months has gone beyond familiarity. It is composed of frequent and dizzyingly...

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Kind Choices

Our little people are good little humans who struggle everyday to decide and figure out what is right or wrong, and at this age it’s just about being kind.

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