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And Here We Are Almost Three Years Later.

Nelson County, Virginia Back in April of 2020 I wrote a post here right here called, Keep The Fire Burning : Why A Hug, A Handshake & Friends Matter Now More Than Ever My opening paragraph in that post was … Continue reading

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Downing Of The Lights

Bryant, Virginia It’s always a bittersweet time of the year. After weeks of holiday feels, starting back with Thanksgiving, it finally ends in early to mid January. This year we decided to keep the outdoor lights up until just after … Continue reading

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A Chicken Funeral

  Nelson County, Virginia Once laying hens get old, usually about 3-4 years, they stop laying. On a farm they’ve served their purpose and lived a pretty good life, especially if they are able to get to pasture like ours … Continue reading

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Just Before Sunrise Summer Quietly Arrived And Unpacked

Without a sound summer arrived this morning at 5:14 eastern time. I think I was still asleep, but I may not have been. I love summer. It’s my favorite time of the year. I really wish it officially started on … Continue reading

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March Begins. I Can Coast Now.

I can remember it. Clear as day. Every year on March 1st, even if it was snowing, my daddy would say, “Tommy, we can coast now. We’ve made it through February, that’s the worst of it.” He’d go on to … Continue reading

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Farm Standard Time (FST)

We all know about DST. That’s where we advance our clocks one hour each spring of the year then fall back an hour in the fall to Standard Time. Ever since I was a kid growing up on the farm … Continue reading

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Processing Day

Roseland Nelson County, Virginia The day the pigs leave the farm to go to the processor is always a tough one. Let’s just call it what it is. It’s the kill date. Processor just makes it sound nicer. I was … Continue reading

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