Farmgirl School

"It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life." -Tolkien

Dear Mother Nature, I am a farmer.  There’s not a whole lot of us left, you know, especially women farmers.  This is why I am writing you. For god’s sake, Woman, can you help a farm girl out?! It feels like April here, so wet and cold.  As soon as I transplanted the cold crops …

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A winter storm watch has been issued.  I do not recall ever experiencing substantial snowfall in May, when the lilacs have bloomed, at Mother’s Day.  Doug vaguely recalls one time when we were children, frozen trees cracking in mass.  Temperatures in the twenties, hovering in the thirties, blizzard conditions; all rather surreal.  Yet, this Mother’s …

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