Monthly Archives: August 2009

Somebody Turned Off Summer

August 31, 2009
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We really enjoy the changing seasons.  Last week our oldest son came in the house from evening chores and commented on how amazing it was that you could smell Fall in the air.  The nights have been cooling off rather nice.  Fall is in the air…in August.  It has been a very mild summer.  This…

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The Dash Mark

August 28, 2009
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It has been said that every life is bookmarked by two dates.  There is the date you were born and the date you die.  In between is a dash… that is our life.  That always seemed to be a good reminder of just how short and insignificant our lives are in the scope of history, and…

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Recovering the Art of Cooking and the Full-time Housewife

August 21, 2009
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Running in the same vein as the Momma at Work blog post I posted earlier in the week, I ran across an article entitled, The Cooking Creature– A Call for Recovered Wisdom. It’s a great article about the lost art of cooking and the irony of modern life with its large kitchens, expensive appliances and popularity…

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Racial Hatred and Media Politics

August 20, 2009
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This is the most absurd propaganda piece I have seen in years.  I use to get upset when the evening news would cover a prolife event we were participating in and talk about us while showing clips of the purple haired tattooed one-world socialist tree hugging save the starving third world co-dependent lesbian whales crowd.  (HT…

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Ma’s always preparing

August 20, 2009
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Here’s a little excerpt from the book, Every Farm Tells A Story by Jerry Apps.  I’ll have an upcoming book review for this book soon but since I’m in the vein of talking about Ma…. Another of Ma’s projects, the garden, provided us with a constant supply of fresh vegetables, from the first radishes of…

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Pig Sitting and Delivery

August 19, 2009
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This is kind of a farm update, but also a fun look at the “little things” of farm life that we over look so much of the time.  I say little things, because when we think of owning animals we think of caring for them, feeding them, etc…  But we don’t often remember that those…

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Working on Heart

August 19, 2009
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Working on Heart

We had just ended an exceptionally busy week, when my heart sank in thinking about all the things that didn’t get done.  The house being a wreck, the farm needing more attention than I could give it, the lack of meal planning and preparation, the backed up laundry pile..and pity me ,won’t you…I haven’t even started…

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Slew of Posts

August 19, 2009
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Slew of Posts

Summer blog neglect…for sure…  However, I do have a slew of posts ready to be posted this week. 

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The night the bat visited

August 18, 2009
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The night the bat visited

I remember the first time I discovered the fact that real bats live real close to me.  It was quite disturbing.  There’s nothing like taking an evening stroll with your husband as he shows the kids how to make the neighborhood bats nose dive…. at us.  Everyone but me thought diving bats were the neatest thing…

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Preoccupied Learning How to Can

August 7, 2009
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Preoccupied Learning How to Can

I’ve been canning….  this summer I’m learning how to can vegetables with a pressure canner.  I think I have learned more chemistry in the past month…my brain hurts and my kitchen is a wreck and my love and adoration for our great grandmother’s just keeps growing.  My husband told me the other day that he is…

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1942 Farming Propaganda

August 5, 2009
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While I’m very thankful for the tractor and all that it can do – the actual impact of progressive farming was exactly opposite of what this old film clip portrays.  In fact, Beth recently quoted from “The Hind Tit“, Andrew Nelson Lytle essay published in 1930 on this very topic.  Check out this little clip for the story…

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