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August 11, 2014


I have been writing a weekly column for the town paper this summer. Since most of you don't live in my town, I wanted to start sharing some of them here. This is from a few weeks ago...hope you enjoy!

It’s getting close to weaning time for my bums lambs. It  may even b...

July 11, 2014

This week started out steamy. Really steamy. All the rain that fell in June + the first high temperatures of the season made the perfect combination for enjoying iced tea and shade trees. There may have been some afternoon napping as well. There were still a few cool d...

June 26, 2014

“Did you come to get your puppy?” the brothers ask, breathless, their blond heads bobbing.

“My puppy?” I ask. I start to shake my head, but then stop. I am surprised to hear I have a puppy. I so am surprised, in fact, that I fumble for words. "Wait a minute, what?"


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My “Little Pasture on the Prairie” started out as a borrowed slip of land and is now it is a full-fledged pasture with a windbreak of elms and fruit trees, a sturdy woven wire fence, and an odd assortment of orphans and vagabonds, most of them wearing wooly suits. There are also cats and chickens running in and out as they please, a milk cow, and two small humans I am lucky to have call me 'Mama.' These are the stories of our adventures -- and misadventures -- in the little pasture, and the joy of waking up every day to the quiet majesty of life on the northern plains.


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