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A Poppin’ Good Time

February 23, 2016 0 Comments
A Poppin’ Good Time

The popcorn that the kids planted and picked this past year was finally dry enough to eat.  So we all met at or best volunteer’s house. But first, the kids had to shuck the cob and shell it. The kids learned how to pop this the old-fashioned way… on the stove and with lard! The […]

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Robins, Waxwings and Daffodils

February 15, 2011 1 Comment
Robins, Waxwings and Daffodils

Pam Whitmore of Buckingham (north of Traer in Tama county) sent me these pictures of spring at her house this morning.  Well, a version of spring anyway. Pam said there were at least six robins at one time and several of the waxwings. Pam, tell them they can come to my place…. although, I do have my own […]

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Spring Photos

April 22, 2010 0 Comments
Spring Photos

Spring is my favorite season.  I can see the beauty in all of the four seasons in Iowa, but I especially love this time of year.  I love the smells of the earth being turned by the tractors and tillers and of the new-mown grass.  I love the colors.  Everything looks so vivid after the […]

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Put Out a Little Seed… Get Gold

August 31, 2009 0 Comments
Put Out a Little Seed… Get Gold

I have been noticing the goldfinches are really starting to hit the birdfeeders again.  I don’t know if it is the cool weather or all of the babies have fledged and are now flocking to the feeder with the family.  I counted 7 last night at our feeder before I went to bed.  (Actually, it […]

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Welcome to My Garden

May 26, 2009 11 Comments
Welcome to My Garden

I love to garden.  Growing up in the country you have to have a garden.  I think it is a law.  It is definitely a good idea.  Mom froze everything, but I am learning to can.  This year I am actually going to use a pressure canner (after I get the gauge tested, of course).  I […]

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