Miscellany

Miscellany: Dispatches from Early Fall

There’s a feeling of finality in early fall in rural America; a lull between the heat of the summer and the hustle and bustle of the grain harvest season. I am one of those insufferable people who Love, with a capital ‘L’, the holidays and […]

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Miscellany + Pictures That Have Been Languishing in my Camera for Months

All of the pictures in this post are months old. Taken this spring when everything was fresh and green. Before it was ninety-five degrees and we hadn’t seen anything that could pass for rain in weeks. I had forgotten about them and normally wouldn’t bother […]

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Miscellany: “No Time to Say Hello, Goodbye”

Every so often I take a picture that is technically atrocious, but I love. And then I am appalled with myself. That’s the story behind this one from a short road trip I had to take yesterday. As soon as I saw it there were […]

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Miscellany: Lamb Watch, Garden Progress

“Your favorite ewe is restless,” I texted my Mom earlier this week, “Maybe lambies soon!” She has been asking when there would be lambs to visit for weeks now. She’s also a fan of baby pigs and has been nudging me about why I no […]

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Miscellany: Mud Season Updates

Do not be fooled. That field only looks dry. It’s actually saturated and squishy underfoot. :: :: :: I’m a little behind. Sunday, with just six and a half weeks until last frost, I finally put tomato seeds to dirt. I wasn’t too worried about […]

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Miscellany: Spring Fever + Manure

“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” – Mark Twain Last Friday […]

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New Year Goal: Purposeful Email

I’m not really big on New Year Resolutions, I have learned–like most humans, the hard way–that sweeping changes are hard to come by and even harder to sustain. I won’t say slow and steady wins the race, because that’s too cliche, but little steps towards […]

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To You and Yours: A Prosperous New Year

The Man took two long stretches off over the holidays. Well, long for us. It seems like it’s been an almost literal forever since we have just been here at home for more than a day at a time without anywhere to go. Usually, when […]

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A Shepherd’s Coat & Pure Michigan

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. -John Burroughs Lately I have felt a finality […]

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Today is a Beautiful Day

It’s a beautiful day in Michigan, everybody. The sun is shining, there’s a chill in the air, the leaves outside are the most incredible colors of the rainbow, there’s a perfectly seared pork roast in the oven for dinner, half a dutch oven full of […]

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