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Dean Kirkland

A Way to Live

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life on one acre

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At my age, I'm finding I don't get out for chores much when the thermometer drops below fifty Fahrenheit, or it's dark and I'd have to wear a headlamp, or rain gear would be called for, or rime coats the fence posts. One or other of these conditions obtains pretty much all the time now, what with

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I'm a bit of a

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When it's rai

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100 Views of Life at Stony Run Farm Photos from 1993 to 2015 in chronological order, showing the sweep and cycle of the seasons on a small exurban homestead. It's a little heavy on the last seven years, which is when I finally had what you might call a camera. Oh, wel

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We haven't talked much about zones at Stony Run Farm. Basically, the farther you have to go to get up from your rock in the cave or easy chair in your house and do something to water, feed, clothe, shelter, or remunerate your

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Here, November is doing what it does, dark and wet and broody, though a little warmer than we are used to -- still no frost, tomatoes trying to ripen under a leaden sky streaked with silver.Bedraggled as the garden is, it is still supplying a lot of greens for the humans and the hens.

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While the garden mostly fallows, I have been broadening out my activities a bit. There are many new poems at Collected Poems and some new observations at Journal of a Zenista, b

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Time to make some holiday cards. A bit of green ink on the ink disk and some pumping on the treadle to distribute it on the rollers.

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All of us are waiting for rain. A friend's well has gone dry and we are being careful of our water from ours. Here is a tiny fall garden consisting of a few marigolds and beet greens.

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The Cowboy ki

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Normally I have done these annual videos in November or even January; this year the garden grew old in August and is dying of old age on the first day of fall.Things are not as they should be, and if we are honest with ourselves we know this.

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Our hops vines grow along the west side of the house, with the intent that they add shade during the hot summer. The west side is the creek side, so the foundation is at its tallest here, adding sufficient height to lean fourteen foot poles and train the vines on them.

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This is about apple rings. First, I must apologize for the little camera; it is much the same model as others I have had, but cannot handle ambient indoor lighting as well. But I think you will get the idea. 

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We are somewhat underwhelmed by the predicted and overdue "storm" so far. There have been only traces of rain.

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In the improved air I am back at work and beginning apple cidering a few weeks early as the apples are ready.

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At Stony Run, we are no strangers to wildfire. I fought fires in the early eighties, and one of those got up close and personal. We've seen fires occur near here, such as those around Oakridge in the nineties and more recently, and especially the Clark Fire on Fall Creek, five thousand

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This one has been reformatted, to take advantage of the eligibility for Amazon that's now on offer at Lulu, with the result that its print edition price is up; however the PDF and Epub remain as they were. And that's it for this series of posts. A small lifetime output, but one should always know

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Iron BuddhasBy Risa BearView this Author's SpotlightPaperback, 185 Pages 

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Viewing Jasper MountainBy Risa BearView this Author's SpotlightPaperback, 163 Pag

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collected poemsBy risa bearView this Author's Spotlight

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