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Absent Friends

This past year, I have lost the two old friends who introduced me to shooting sports, pastimes in which my father had no particular interest. The first was Paul who took me small-bore target shooting was I was about twelve. Paul … Continue reading

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Fall Fair 2016

The Agricultural Society’s Fall Fair has come and gone.  This year, we put entries in some sections which we had not considered previously: pies. Out of eight entries, Wife got five firsts and three thirds. One third prize was for … Continue reading

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Midwestern Agri Fair 2016

For the second year running, the Ministerial Association has taken a booth at Agri Fair. Last year, we had a complimentary table in an out of the way corner. This year, we paid up and received a table in among … Continue reading

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And be a Farmer’s Boy

My son, The Boy, has  spring and summer employment. A local sheep farmer asked him if he wanted a job. The Boy said that he’d need to ask us first, but that he was certainly interested.  When we asked him … Continue reading

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Nature Green in Tooth and Tooth

So, maybe beans weren’t such a good idea after all. Some kind of insect at some stage of its life is eating leaf buds out of the plants before they come out of the ground. For the plants which survive … Continue reading

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Dandelions Duck

It is grass cutting season now. Lawnmowers of all varieties are to be heard at most daylight hours. There is much mowing and mulching going on, but the dandelions are still there. They must be ducking.

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The Little Things

I have always wanted a Land Rover.  One day, my Wife came home with one for me.  It is the white one in the middle of the photograph which my Son took today. I have always wanted an Aga.  On … Continue reading

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Croquet on the Lawn

It is the first week in October.  It was 24 C today.  My Father-in-law has come up for my Daughter’s birthday; they and my Son were playing croquet in the backyard this afternoon. I think that I shall listen to … Continue reading

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Chuck-It Soup

Four days into March and there is still snow on the ground.  The morning groans for soup. Last week, I made beef stock (or broth) out of a meaty bone and some marrowy bones; onion, parsnip, turnip (rutabaga), leek, and … Continue reading

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