sheep at a hay crib

A writer and an artist walk into the woods…

…and come out with a dozen sheep, a passel of dogs, eight laying hens, some rabbits, and a thriving and growing offering of Kindle titles. You can also check out our book cover design services, and subscribe for more updates from our farm and publishing adventures.

Childlikeness

Marvel, quite pleased with how things have worked out. 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 phys…

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staff

Oaken Staff of the Bramble Guardian

When our people first came to these lands, they brought with them the original sheep from the south that founded the flock you see here now. To support these sheep, we cleared pasture and paths and put up fencing and shelters, and a few young trees, most barely saplings, were cut down. The sheep ate a lot of that green foliage, which in turn he…

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A mocked up Zoom-like screen with multiple faces, simulated by an AI art engine

Relearning How to People

Art by Midjourney. Last evening I sat in on a Zoom that was a celebration of the release of Vol 2 of the Farmer-ish Annual. (In full disclosure, I have a piece in their submission queue for an upcoming online edition.) Farmer-ish is the love child (my phrase) of Crystal and James (Ron) Sands who farm and raise chickens and do all sorts of …

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stack of drywall on top of lumber in the front yard by a pickup truck

In from the Storm

Building supplies cluttering up someone’s driveway. I’m grateful this upcoming storm forced our hand — we had 18 sheets of drywall outside under a tarp — and a case of procrastination that I’d already dipped into (mmm!) — but the whole thing was a disaster waiting to happen. First picture is from when there were still about 14 remaining. …

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A photo from below of a cathedral ceiling under construction

Fey Dragonwings

Back around WoW/Burning Crusade, there was a Horde quest in Feralas to gather some number of Fey Dragonwings. I might have the name slightly wrong. The drop rate sucked. You had to get 30 or 50 of these things, and you’d farm these pretty colored flappy things while they respawned and respawned… for hours. On a pvp server, getting griefed there w…

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a human figure in a spacesuit, seeming to float in space

Home

“Space isn’t remote at all. It’s only an hour’s drive away if your car could go straight upwards.” – Fred Hoyle Everything I learn about cosmology, physics, and space science increases my understanding of even the smallest thing around me — the air, the light, the life of trees and of mold, creatures great and small, Animals are smarter and …

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