Gratitude

Little Things: Love

I’ve never been much of a romantic. As far as I’m concerned love is definitely not enough. It’s important, it’s filling, but it’s just one piece of the puzzle. This week I’ve been reminded of how nice that particular piece of the puzzle is though. […]

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Little Things: Rain

It’s wet here right now. And while I could do without all the mud that gets tracked into the house, I’m not about to complain. (And I would appreciate it if you all would remind me of that commitment if or when this precipitation turns […]

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Little Things: Old Dogs Edition

Having a pup around this year has reminded me how valuable old dogs really are. It’s easy to take their self-sufficiency for granted, the way they just know what they should be doing and do it without being asked. I’ve found myself being more lax […]

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On Gratitude and the Trendy-ness of Thanks

The other day, an acquaintance and friend on Facebook lamented the latest social media trend of sharing one’s gratitude publicly. “Live it!” she posted, after charging her friends and family with publicly giving thanks only because it is “politically correct” to do so. People are […]

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Thirty Days of Little Things: Pigs

She’s not so little, really; in any sense of the word. Few of them are, but I’m awfully grateful for them all the same. This isn’t the best picture I took of her this week, of any of them, but I love it best because […]

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Thirty Days of Little Things: Canines

Because? This. This right here. :: :: :: Thirty Days of Little Things is the daily incarnation of my (mostly) weekly gratitude practice. It will run everyday throughout the month of November. It also (conveniently) coincides with NaBloPoMo. To join in tell me what you’re […]

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Thirty Days of Little Things: Those That Have Gone Before

Last night, I caught word on Twitter that Bob Christensen, owner of one of the biggest pork operations in the world, had passed away of a heart attack. Bob was only fifty-one, and a leader in the swine industry. Credited with essentially bringing what we […]

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Thirty Days of Little Things: Washing Machines and Bobby Pins

As I type this The Man is crouched on the floor of the laundry room, using a custom tweezer/needle nose pliers tool I rigged up for him with my mad Lady MacGuyver skills to pull a bobby pin from the depths of the pump on […]

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Thirty Days of Little Things: Innovation

I spent some of my day here… and the rest of it there. And throughout it all I kept thinking to myself how fortunate we are to get more than a bushel a day. How fortunate we are to be able to do the things […]

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Thirty Days of Little Things: Chai + Farm Life Miscellany

Chai. I’d forgotten the simple comfort of a hot cup of tea on a cold day. I’d also forgotten how easily I fall into a funk when the weather — and more importantly, the amount of daylight — begins to wane. We’re entering the season […]

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