A Week on Foot – Day 3

A Week on Foot – Day 3

Apr. 8, 2016 by

I started my day milking Rosey for the first time.  The air was cool and the breeze was scented with the sweetness only spring lilacs can bring.  She was very good even though I am out of practice.  Got to

A Week on Foot – Day 2

A Week on Foot – Day 2

Apr. 7, 2016 by

Today I did something I’ve never done.  I mailed my utility bill – five days early so I know it’ll get there on time.  I’ve always just taken it in on the due date, but it’s probably four miles from

A Week on Foot

A Week on Foot

Apr. 6, 2016 by

I ran to Walmart this morning….  This is something I’ve said many times, but I’ve never meant it literally before.  But it seemed like an appropriate way to kick off my week of having no automobile. One of the things

What is Fodder?

What is Fodder?

Apr. 2, 2016 by

Let’s start with a dry wheat kernel. Being a seed, it is simply a storage container and life support system for the tiny wheat embryo that lives in its heart. It’s sole purpose is to grow into a wheat plant

We Cannot Go Back…

We Cannot Go Back…

Apr. 2, 2016 by

While it might be tempting to think fondly of “the good old days” when pioneer homesteaders bravely set out to tame the wild lands of the West.  Yet this was a harsh, brutal life, where many died and more failed.