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Daylight Saving…

I made no secret that I hate Daylight Saving. If you like it, today is probably not the best time to tell me. Or tomorrow. Maybe not for two weeks. It would pretty much be a giant mistake even then. There is no saving or spending of light. You just agreed to go to work an hour earlier so you could come home an hour earlier. If you tell me you have “more light in the evening” I am likely to push you into the mud. Because you don’t. You have the same amount. The only difference is that you finished work an hour earlier because you started an hour early more

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Finding new strength…

I know I have been absent. I have been on Facebook and I hope that counts. It is just so fast and finding time for other things has been hard. The good news is that my book is now available for sale and will be shipping out now. I am pretty darn excited about it. In case you did not know, I spent the last year writing a book on the in’s and out’s and how’s of Eastern Christian Fasting and it has an extensive, soy-free, busy family oriented recipe section. You can find out more HERE on the Ancient Faith Publishing website. I also am creating a new video podcast for Ancient Faith and I will be talking about fasting and feeding your family. I am always thinking about, reading about, and talking about food so this is pretty natural. Keeping the kidlets reasonably quiet might be something of a challenge but this is life and I am talking to real moms so, I think they will be pretty understanding.

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Severe Winter Weather Tips…

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 I am going to be honest here. I am not always understanding or sympathetic when people complain about or are concerned about severe winter weather. I am pretty sorry about that but, really, in my defense please take a look at the photos of the house…

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Overwintering…

To overwinter animals means to keep them overwinter. This is harder in some places than in others. It means making hard decisions about which ones are worth the heavy investment to keep. Io, the black milk cow, will be kept all winter long. Zeus is a steer and is destined…

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The bleak mid-winter…

Things have been less busy here in terms of farm work. The work has changed. No one is bucking bales, no one is mowing, no one is moving pasture fence, and we are all waiting for winter to really settle in. The cow and the steer are on hay and…

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