Category Archives: Farm Life

Farm Life: Projects on Country Time

Here in the country things get done… when they get done. While we know that we will always be “come here’s” (even after owning our property 30 years, having a cabin for 28, and living here 18). However, we have … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Stimulus

During the past year, we have received various forms of economic stimulus funds. Some of these came in the form of federal bank deposits, and for those of us who work in health care, our paychecks were heftier as we … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Spring is in the Air, and Winter 2020-21 Fog in August Wrap-Up

Spring, a time of renewal, beginnings, blooms, thawing out. In our part of the Appalachian Mountains, Spring arrived quickly, with 20F’s giving way to 70F’s in a few days. Now frost and sun dance, with days gaining in length. Time … Continue reading

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Fog in August: Winter 2020-21 Forecast

I’m a bit late in posting my annual Fog in August report, on November 1st. But, this past week, we had temperatures in the 70’s, even up to 82F. Our part of the Appalachian Mountains should be in the 40’s, … Continue reading

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Farm Life: The Food Industrial Agricultural Complex

I will admit that I think of gardening in our culture as a solitary activity. For many households, this might be a solitary family unit, but more likely one member of the family who enjoys being outside, tending to some … Continue reading

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Farm Life: First Cut

Now, I do wish to be clear that while working extra shifts at the hospital, we have had some time off.  With physical distancing, we have been keeping ourselves busy with preparing the garden, and wrapping up some winter projects.  … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Time

In the country, we do not measure time by seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, years as some never-beginning and never-ending line.  No, but by cycles.  Dawn-day-dust-night.  Phases of the moon.  Season.  Planting-weeding-harvesting-preserving. Rut-gestation-birth-survival-growth-death.  With time, and practice, we develop routines … Continue reading

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Farm Life: No Winter Report

I give up, April 1st, no joke.  Winter is not coming this year… Usually about now, we would be taking the plow off from the tractor and storing the snow shovels for summer.  We did that a month ago.  Last … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Oh, Deer, Me

About two months ago, we drove into work separately.  The maintenance light on the Civic had  come on.  We were not sure whether this was just the routine oil change or some other issue.  Though in the middle winter, the … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Dollar General Diner

The Mrs. has been away Christmas Market hopping this past week.  I have been left to tend to the cabin, critters, and my own meals.  Certainly the Mrs. offered to set up meal for me, but being a liberated-male, I … Continue reading

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