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annette-talbert's picture
Oct.22.2013
Sunlight dappled leaves, fall like rain from the trees~ a shower of scarlet and yellow. Woodsmoke curls from the chimney, orange pumpkins sit in the field, as we watch the hay wagon make its way slowly to the barn. © annettealaine-2013
steven-belanger's picture
Mar.30.2013
Photo: Wikipedia page for "Spiderman."  From The Amazing Spider-Man #547 (March 2008); Art by Steve McNiven and Dexter Vines     A very cool entry about a missing house spider on Michael Seidel's blog amused me to no end, as I thought I was the only one with an odd connection to a...
mark-j-janssen's picture
Nov.22.2012
  When I was a child we lived in a house that looked like an old Dutch farm house.  Since we were one of the few families in town who were Dutch, it made sense. The house was a crazy quilt.  Our basement was like an old root cellar.  To go there we had to go out the back door,...
steven-belanger's picture
Jul.02.2012
photo: Farmer's Wife in Clogs, 1892 by Louis Roy, from 1st-art-gallery.com   Check out this website, 1892farmwife.blogspot.com.  As the link suggests, it's a diary of a Maine farmer's wife in 1892.  Doesn't sound interesting?  Well, I thought so, too, but since I was doing...
courtney-farrell's picture
Mar.02.2012
  Official disclaimer: Most of this story is true.  I took some liberties with the facts to protect the identity of the real pig owner, an amazingly obnoxious rich lady we dubbed Mrs. God.  My friend Jackie and I worked for this woman when we were kids, cleaning her barn full of show...
courtney-farrell's picture
Mar.02.2012
Official disclaimer: Most of this story is true.  I took some liberties with the facts to protect the identity of the real pig owner, an amazingly obnoxious rich lady we dubbed Mrs. God.  My friend Jackie and I worked for this woman when we were kids, cleaning her barn full of show...
elizabeth-sander's picture
Dec.27.2011
I just spoke with my grandfather, Forest Montgomery, who will turn 90 years old in January.  Tomorrow will be the 70th wedding anniversary for him and my grandmother, Alice. Grandpa goes by "Frosty", and when I was in middle school, as we were preparing for Grandparent's Day, each student went...
michelle-hoover's picture
Sep.24.2010
Struck dumb in the middle of a recent Q&A session—this halfway through my two-week, every-night Midwestern book tour and feeling somewhat out-of-sorts with a bad stomach in a small Minnesota town—a bookstore owner raised his hand at the back of the room and asked the following question:  Why...
charles-davis's picture
Nov.27.2009
 Three weeks prior to departure:One slightly distressing piece of preliminary information. The region where the farm is located is suffering a drought and everybody is desperate for it to rain. I've heard this before. In similar conditions on previous occasions, our arrival has precipitated a...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Oct.28.2009
Have you ever walked a lonely road, on a cold and cheerless night, and watched the moon make silvery paths,with beams of silvery light? Did you see a farm that hides its face, behind the moaning trees?Then from its core, a voice would speak, a frightened, warning breeze. Atop a hill, before your...