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Saturday, July 25, 2009

garden guests

Can you see my little friend here? It's a black swallowtail butterfly caterpillar munching on some dill in the garden. Upon closer inspection, I counted a dozen of them. But I don't mind, after all, there's more than enough dill for all of us. And who doesn't love butterflies?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

a pastoral scene

This is the view from my back pasture, looking out into the neighbor's field. This scene is so much better in person - the quiet and gentle peacefulness of sheep grazing in a lush pasture, the single tree providing soft shade, and the bounty of the newly harvested field - it fills my heart up.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

they don't sound as pretty as they look!

So this is what I heard last night.

That's right, you try sleeping after that.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


"To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves."