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The Barn
I'm going to live in a barn and remain a functional, good-smelling member of society.
Interests: Food, friends, fitness, flora, and fauna
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Most of the corn fields are on par for the year, but it was a rainy spring so some got planted late. The benchmark is "knee high by 4th of July." This field by my house made it. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2011 at The Barn Blog
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They are such survivors. :) Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2011 at The Barn Blog
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I wouldn't want to live in the desert. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2011 at The Barn Blog
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April flowers bring May flowers. And they came! Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at The Barn Blog
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Baby birds are taking flight! Well, some of them... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2011 at The Barn Blog
It seems early, but mark the calendar: the fireflies are out! Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2011 at The Barn Blog
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Insects! (And another raccoon...) Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at The Barn Blog
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Mid-may: time to plant!!! Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at The Barn Blog
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I cooked in the barn galley last weekend. Gourmet! Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at The Barn Blog
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Kilt it, cook'd it, ate it, 'n buried it. Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at The Barn Blog
Since there was only one there wasn't much to it. "Earthy?" Your second question is valid. In fact, I think I texted you just so someone would know what happened if I was found dead the next morning. I was confident that this was a morel, but still... as the night progressed I felt worse and worse. I very rarely get sick, but I was pretty sure I was coming down with something. But what if what I was feeling was poisoning?! There were no rainbows or spiraling colors involved and over the next few days it became clear that it was a spring cold. Poor timing...but now I know the anxiety one feels when they think they are being poisoned.
Toggle Commented May 16, 2011 on Fungus Amongus at The Barn Blog
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Bonding with the tractor on the first mow of the year! Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2011 at The Barn Blog
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The morning sounds in the barn are like a dream. But because of them... I sometimes can't actually dream. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2011 at The Barn Blog
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The moon is breathtaking-framed in the window by my feet. And it's not even full. Another plus tonight: low of 45. Downright balmy. I'm not even sleeping with a hat on. Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2011 at The Barn Blog
Now what are the chances?! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7PDW9JoYQc Thanks to Jody for making this connection.
Toggle Commented May 11, 2011 on This post brought to you by Honda at The Barn Blog
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I've moved into the barn and gone completely mad. Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2011 at The Barn Blog
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A great day for scavenging. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2011 at The Barn Blog
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Garlic Mustard. Know it, hate it, pull it up and kill it. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2011 at The Barn Blog
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The April flower roster Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2011 at The Barn Blog
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Fiddleheads and bbq in FL in April. Smart. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2011 at The Barn Blog
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So many plants are popping this week! I'll recap soon, but the first flowering fruit tree deserves its own post. Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2011 at The Barn Blog
How about getting a pet bird...maybe it would eat the greens? I know you love pet birds...
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2011 on Starting from seed at The Barn Blog
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Bootsie gets back tomorrow which means my time at Coddington Farm is almost over. I marked the occasion this morning with an Easter Omlette. It's really yellow because those are farm fresh eggs in there. Yum! (Yes, one is dyed.) Farm fresh eggs are richer yellow, have perkier yolks (not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2011 at The Barn Blog
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April is a good time to put stuff in dirt and add water. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2011 at The Barn Blog
Straw. Fun fact(?) I have heard the phrase "sleep tight don't let the bed bugs bite" more times than the average joe. Someone told me the "sleep tight" part comes from when people had straw-filled mattresses set on top of a woven platform. If it got saggy they had to tighten the ropes holding up the mattress. I am not necessarily a reputable source, but it makes sense... And we shall see about these swallow eggs, although I believe they are fertilized so if my timing was wrong I might get baby bird beak in my teeth. And the not liking the smell is something I've heard and I think it's true. That might work, but these barn swallows build their nests up HIGH. I might be in the running for Darwin awards if I died falling from a latter while trying to touch nests... Good thought though! Keep 'em comin'.
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2011 on Learning to love at The Barn Blog