Glory Farm

Satisfaction

It is a little known fact, that I love to rip stuff out.  (Not stitches, I do not like to unsew.)  Fences long forgotten, and no longer used are nice to pull out.  I especially love to rip out, raze, cut to the ground bushes and plants whose value is long past.  For years, my family […]

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Kids In Spring

When we first started having Mr. T and Z, it was winter.  Cold, snowy winter days and I was sure, that when spring came, it would be easier.  Having the kids on beautiful Spring days is delightfully FUN, but easier?  Hahahahaha.  Z at 11, is very interested in learning about the horses.  If we work with […]

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Bits of Spring

Spring is here!  High Five God, you are amazing!  The lady bugs are awaking from their hibernation.  I still am not used to the fact that they wake up inside the house.  The flock is out and about.  Free range chickens are a humorous group.  They add a bit of the unexpected to our daily […]

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Only In Ellensburg

We have elk steaks in the freezer.  They are beautifully packaged.  It is after all hunting season and so a lot of people around here have fresh game in their freezer.  Except no one in our household has gone hunting.  My Loving Spouse has inquired of all his hunting friends, “Did you leave elk steaks […]

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Neighborhood Harvest

The pumpkin harvest is a neighborhood kind of thing.  After all, if I did not have people to share the pumpkins with, what would be the point?Our Friend the Farmer has 12 grandchildren big enough to help pull down calves for branding.  He also has one new little one.  So it has been a few […]

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Growing For The Vineyard

I might be strutting around the farm just a teeny tiny bit this week.  After selling my steer Bob and now growing for THE Vineyard, I am feeling like a proper farmer…being rewarded for raising my two favorite things…cows and pumpkins! THE Vineyard is preparing for their harvest festival.  They were so busy tending to […]

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Summer Days

Summer days continue to move across the farm…as I struggle with the ‘unpainting‘ of the house.  There are tractor jobs for me to do, that I accomplish without ‘incident’ as it were…in other words, I did not get the tractor stuck or set any fields on fire! The little hens have grown up and are […]

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Just In The Neighborhood

We once had a dear visiting Englishman friend ask us, “Where is the ocean?” We were living in Southern California at the time and lived up close to the mountains. ‘The beach is 25 miles away’ “Oh…but on the map it is just a half an inch away…I told my Girl Friend you lived near the […]

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Working Porch

99% of all visitors and inhabitants use the kitchen porch to enter and exit our home, the other 1% do not know any one who lives here or is a 6-year-old boy who wanted to use all the doors.  The kitchen porch is where the barn cats sit in the windows and beckon to be […]

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Growing Beans

The skies have been our beautiful blue with glorious clouds and the vegetable garden is taking off.It is best to take these pictures, right after I have weeded! The beans are a bush variety this year and I think they are starting to look mighty nice!My neighbor is also growing beans and his look pretty […]

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Romantic Country Life

Country life is truly romantic.  There is plenty of quality time to spend with one’s spouse, whispering sweet things one another…such was our weekend, as I said, “First one to fall in the pond is a rotten egg”. Our days have taken on a sort of rhythm here…keep the cows in the pasture and get […]

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Garden Ready

It is that time of year, time to plant the vegetable garden.  This entails two very important steps.  Step one is rototilling.  Rototilling is best done by a strong short person.  I am stronger than I used to be, but truly there is really nothing short about me, except for my hair….and sometimes my patience. […]

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