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Spring

We are going to have to talk about the elephant in the room. The big, imposing elephant called Coronavirus that stepped on our  plans for…

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Goose Song

Six years ago, in April, we signed the papers to purchase our first home. For two weeks, we worked incredibly hard making repairs in…

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Words

Sometimes I cannot find the romance of life. It used to come easy, when the farm was new and the yearning to have it…

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Home

It’s been six years since I first met my home. One cold January afternoon at the very start of 2014, my dad called me…

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Wonderful

The fact of my adulthood is, frankly, assaulting. Sometimes, I coexist with it more peaceably, but more often than I’d like to admit, it…

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Stories

For some reason, November’s articles are the hardest articles for me to write. Year after year, I find myself staring at the blinking cursor….

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A Girl’s Best Friend

My earliest memory is of a dog. I’ve shared what details I can recall, though there aren’t many, with my parents and based on…

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A Night in the Garden

I sat in the garden until after dark tonight. I rarely do. Kids need dinner and baths. The laundry needs to be moved over…

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The Sick Kid

When I was just a few years old, I started to have some issues. I don’t remember that of course, but I grew up hearing…

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The Desires of Your Heart

I wanted a farm for a long time. If I called it a childhood dream, I wouldn’t be lying. I specifically remember telling people that…

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