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  • Simple Life, Community Life

    Around 5 pm yesterday my uncle Ron (and neighbor) showed up at my door with a very large fish, a 16 inch Crappie. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Crappie of that size. As he walked up I thought he was carrying a good sized bass. He offered him up and I happily accepted. […]

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  • Keeping the Peace

    With each day spring becomes more evident. The Yarrow, Self Heal, and Lemon Balm that I planted in the food forests are all waking up with great energy. The Autumn Olives are full of buds about to open to leaves. The white and red clover seed I scattered a couple weeks ago has sprouted into […]

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  • Geek in the Garden

    Please excuse this momentary lapse into a bit of geekitude. A few years back I started using geekinthegarden for email and various account user names because I was, after all a geek who spend a good bit of his time in the garden. These past two years living at the homestead I’ve been much less […]

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  • Dreaming of Loretta

    Two nights in the past few days I’ve dreamed of my sweet Canada Goose buddy, Loretta. I miss her friendly smile and the sound of her puttering around behind me in the garden. I hope she comes back and stays for the summer. I really miss her! Technorati Tags:Homesteading, Living Simply

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  • Fun with Bees

    Every so often we have moments of spontaneous comedy here at the homestead. Serious comedy. No, really, you don’t want to have a mouthful of coffee while reading. This is a two part bee story. Part one. Last week I was out to feed the bees on one of our kinda warm days. I went […]