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From A Pennsylvania Cow Pond A Mighty River Flows

A lonely, bookish boy with sandy hair stood on the grass in a meadow by a lazy stream that wandered from a cow pond past an abandoned coal mine to a larger stream and then to a larger river and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Darkness Sticks To Everything

Darkness Sticks To Everything:  Collected And New Poems, by Tom Hennen I must admit I did not know anything about this Midwestern poet before picking up this book of poetry by random, but I have to say I found him … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eating From The Ground Up

Eating From The Ground Up:  Recipes For Simple, Perfect Vegetables, by Alana Chernaila [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Clarkson Potter Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] When I requested this book, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Chickens: Their Natural And Unnatural Histories

Chickens:  Their Natural And Unnatural Histories, by Janet Lembke I had to wait for this book for nearly a month after having requested from the library.  Was it worth the wait to read, even if I managed to devour this … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Historic Barns Of Southeastern Pennsylvania

The Historic Barns Of Southeastern Pennsylvania:  Architecture & Preservation, Built 1750-1900, by Gregory D. Huber [Note:  This book was given free of charge by Edelweiss/Schiffer Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Coming as I do from a Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Oh, That We Might See Some Good

Sometimes, a theme for a particular Sabbath comes through the unobtrusive combination of many elements, that although uncoordinated by the people involved shows a certain coherence that draws attention. Indeed, this combination of independent but simultaneously interrelated decisions to focus … Continue reading

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The Quest For Alfalfa Sprouts

It ought to come as no surprise that my life is full of a lot of odd quests [1].  I am serving as a host of sorts for a dinner club, and chose the theme of food with a story … Continue reading

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Book Review: Electricity For The Farm

Electricity For The Farm, by Frederick Irving Anderson From time to time I write about farming [1], although admittedly not many books are released about the subject to wide audiences these days given the small number of American farmers.  This … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bloom Where You’re Planted

Bloom Where You’re Planted, by Mary Rodman [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/WestBow Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In most cases, giving a book the title Bloom Where You’re Planted would come off … Continue reading

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Good Seeds

Although I have long wanted to distance myself as much as possible from farming, I have equally found it impossible to entirely neglect the insights that can be gained from having one’s attention placed on matters of farming.  If I … Continue reading

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