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Childlikeness

Kids these days wouldn’t have a stamp squirreled away from 2007 like I did. 2007 is when the ‘Forever’ Liberty Bell was introduced, which only cost $.41. Today’s ‘Forevers’ will set you back $.60. By Grabthar’s hammer, what a savings. Of course, kids these days don’t have to use physical mail at all anymore. Nobody …

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Shearing Day 2021

Big day here on the farm! As you may know, we’d taken steps to teach ourselves to shear, and even invested in some equipment, but were only able to take it so far — obstacles included our own time, energy, know-how, and the quality of the equipment. We got two lamb boys “sheared” back in …

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O Lucky One

Our life here revolves on three axes, roughly: transcription, which is our main source of income; “house & farm,” which is a huge category encompassing everything from daily chores to care for sheep, chickens, and a rabbit, to significant construction projects in the unfinished and ongoing renovation of the cottage; and finally, “creative,” which amongst …

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Coronavirus Update

The farm is alive and kicking. It’s been about 21 days since my first journal entry on the pandemic, more than two weeks since our last grocery shop, and more than 12 days since I was last off the property (except for a couple of walks up the road to stretch our legs). We do …

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