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INDEPENDENTLY SPEAKING

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July 31, 2020

Well, I’m sleeping alone.

I just had knee replacement surgery and the first night home, it took quite a while to get me tucked in.  Two pillows under my legs so they were higher than my heart, middle of the night medication close at hand, sufficient blankets - I was snu...

July 24, 2020

I’m doing household chores, baby. Yeah…me!

There was rain forecast, I was outside, and I noticed a stapler on our patio table. You know what I did?

I carried it inside.

Let me explain. I got a new knee last week and I’m currently on seven - count ‘em - seven different med...

July 17, 2020

A few years ago, we bought six raspberry plants and stuck them in the ground along the orchard fence.  Now we have a raspberry patch 50 feet long and 6 feet wide, and growing every year. Yesterday I picked two pints of raspberries, it looks like tomorrow I can pick two...

July 10, 2020

I have a great new career opportunity.

Seriously. I’m pretty sure I have a knack for wedding planning.

In my lifetime, I’ve played a role in three weddings. My own wedding was great, but that was a few decades ago and I recognize times change. I didn’t have much to do wi...

July 3, 2020

I’m not good with lawns.

I don’t understand why.

For thirty years, I managed to raise crops on 1,200 acres to help feed a hungry world, so you’d think that an acre of grass would be easy.

You’d be wrong.

We’re having a wedding here on the farm in October. It’s pretty excit...

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