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First Crop

May 13, 2023
  Dandelion: definition; noun Vegetation; a perpetual perennial that flourishes in any soil despite not being planted knowingly; resists eradication due to prolific nature and determined disposition.  Resilient to grass mowing and proven to repopulate one’s yard the day after


May 5, 2023
Many may think of spring as the time for flowers and fresh, green leaves on trees.  But if you hurry through anything meaningful in life, you miss much of the wonder along the way.  And, is there anything fuller of wonder, fuller

Silent Spring

April 27, 2023
  Spring does not seem to come silently.  From the first drip of snowmelt, spring is a season that plays on the ear.  Even in the lowly ditch of the farm field the water drops quickly gather and begin to

Wild Daffodils

April 22, 2023
About 25 years ago we planted daffodil bulbs on the south side of our house where they would bloom the earliest.  We enjoyed the bright yellow blooms in April for years.  But 10 years ago, we decided to have a

Full Chorus

April 13, 2023
  This week Spring took up its baton, tapped the musical score for attention and brought the full orchestra to life in a rousing and rising crescendo.  The mornings and evenings were already building the past two weeks.  The string