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Lucky even.

  Strange summer, with its slow-growing pasture and dry skies that erupt just enough some days to surprise you with a dark and creeping spot on the ceiling. Soft corners of the kitchen floor, spreading, and me saying over...

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Henhouse (+ Maple Kefir Ice Cream)

In a dare to all foxes I admitted that we've never seen them around here. A few days later, unsurprisingly, a red tail flashed across the backside of the garden as I headed to bring in the sheep. Out the door, shoes...

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Woman Come Home (+ A Skillet Crisp)

The lilacs came early this year. Barn and tree swallows, too. I stood at the edge of the pond one evening with the latter, hands raised in a divine swallow salutation. They are so happy to come home, so delighted to...

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In June (+ A Wild Blossom Switchel Recipe)

It's June and maybe the weeds have already gotten the better of me. Luella has a teat threatening mastitis, a recently stitched closed wound opened back up last night as I...

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Hope

I've tried to write this thing for weeks now where I tell you about all the babies we lost last year. I tell you about how reckless and inconsiderate it sometimes feels to call them babies....

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Ebb

Citing February vacation, both my boys are home this week. It's both wonderful and frustrating to see what we can accomplish when we're all home together and not being pulled toward anything other than our own...