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StarrySkyRanch
England
Joy-finder, traveler, mom to many, wife to one, sometime photographer
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God Hath not promised Skies always blue, Flower strewn pathways All our lives through. God hath not promised Sun without rain, Joy without sorrow, Peace without pain. But God hath promised Strength for the day, Rest for the labor, Light... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
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Things seen from the car window... “See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security.” Ray Bradbury, Farenheit 451 Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
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Since I don't quite fit into the available memes and am notoriously erratic posting these things, we bring you books and bites this week. Maybe we shall do this again. Maybe I will flake out and not. Disclaimer - either... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
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Just a handful of shots with this little man on the farm tonight. Am backlogged and should be sharing those images piling up but humor me. It's a late September sunset with a boy who is so very nearing the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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“Time is a game played beautifully by children.” Heraclitus It is not always played so artfully by big people. This past week didn't always feel beautifully timed. Volunteering for a soccer practice run went a long way towards correcting that.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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There was a question this week about how our school days normally run. I have been working on a summing up, but haven't found a minute to write it. Things like this complicate... The first of our two away game... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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St. John's church sits nestled among high coastal meadows by the sea. The weather was rather bleak the whole ride there. The rain let up just as we arrived. My husband went to scope out the trail to decide if... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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I have been wanting to share this breathtaking bit of Cornish coast, but day after day gets swallowed up in sports and grading quizzes and sounding out phonics and practicing cursive capitals and walking my daily miles - which is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." Phil 4:13 Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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From one morning this week. We improvised games from this book and another favorite. Goes like this.... How many animals are in the pen? Are there more inside or out in the pasture? If the farmer has 3 animals and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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"All gardening is landscape painting." William Kent Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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I have wanted to snag a picture of a local farmhouse which is being rethatched this summer. The house stands right alongside a busy road however so while we get a good look at it every time we drive by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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My guys pretty much do everything with gusto. I just sat on the ground and cracked up between shots. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Growing up the only connection I made between autumn and spiders was Halloween and that mainly due to decorations. In England, the spiders are impossible to miss come fall. While out walking at dawn the other day the dew showcased... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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"Better than an argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup." Wendall Berry Yep. No words can explain the pure joy of pulling food right off the plant. No words necessary to explain their... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Almost. Not yet. Not soon enough says one boy. His books have arrived and he is so ready. Three more days... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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This has been home-away-from-home during my absence in this space lately. Mornings spent reading with steaming mugs nearby. Days spent hiking. Evenings full of exploring all the nooks and crannies of the eco-friendly farm which surrounded us. Our host was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Into the orchard this week. It is much cooler than last year this time which makes for a far more pleasant job of picking. If it was warmer we would be fighting the wasps which devoured the fruit right on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Everything is coming in a fortnight early this year, says the farmer. Caught me a bit by surprise this year. Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Framlingham Castle came alive with dancing and medieval combat last weekend and we were front and center for all the action. The sun even showed up which made it pretty close to perfect. The reenactment, provided by the Plantagenet Society,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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"People will say it’s sad that she leaves a lesser scar, that fewer remember her, that she was loved deeply but not widely. But it’s not sad... It’s triumphant. It’s heroic. Isn’t that the real heroism? The real heroes anyway... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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The temperature has dropped considerably, but we got another cutting of rhubarb in which made me very happy. Hands down our favorite rhubarb crisp recipe is here. Cutting stringy rhubarb with a butter knife is a big treat for the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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There is a definite autumnal feel to our days lately. Summer not only peaked at solstice but pretty much only happened during that small window. It's been cool and breezy and probably just right to nudge us towards the coming... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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Both of us doing the same work in different ways this weekend. Building bit by bit we are. Me, pausing from my window. This one, pausing from the roof. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
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We got the tail end of hurricane winds this week. No bad weather but a lovely breeze blowing through the whole house. I will miss this when autumn comes and windows are fastened tight again. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch