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Stories from the heart of Hawthorn Farm.

July 26, 2019

Lend me your ears!  My dad, who has provided valuable editorial advice my whole life, noticed that I wrote in my last post about the incomparable virtues of our new goat's ears.  And yet I provided no pictures that showed them to best advantage.  So here is a slideshow...

July 23, 2019

Some of my favorite color schemes appear this month.  Chief among them: ripening blueberries.  We ate an enormous blueberry crisp last night.

Next up, purely aesthetic rather than caloric: our shifting hydrangeas.  Years ago, they used to bloom sky blue, but now th...

July 19, 2019

I was reluctant to do it, but I hitched the ponies up to the moldboard plow again to rip through the tough pasture grass.  Here's what it looked like when we were done.

Not winning any plowing matches anytime soon.  At least I had the good sense to stop before I did any...

July 12, 2019

I get to play Michelangelo every 90 days, when Murphy needs a haircut.  The Renaissance sculptor removed extraneous marble to reveal the beauty of the figure within.  I'm not sure what I reveal, but I am getting better at distinguishing what is rabbit skin, what is rab...

July 4, 2019

It's an old idea in psychology.  Humans contain impulses towards death, and impulses towards life.  The world's pretty much made out of life and death, so no surprise there.  When the impulse towards death predominates, though, illness and violence result....

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