Monthly Archives: October 2011

The farm is real.

Within the past 24 hours we have lost two chickens. It’s farm reality, but sad none-the-less. It appears a bacterial infection has seeped its way into the flock. And right now I’m like Hulk Hogan, ready to suplex it to … Continue reading

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Ahh, the news.

I’ve been busy today. Doing things. What things I can’t really remember. I made breakfast for our guests. I went food shopping. Ate lunch. Fed the animals. Hid from the rain. Oh, and I made some jam. (More on this … Continue reading

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Pig Roast.

I went to a pig roast last night. I didn’t see the pig. I think I may have eaten some of it though. It was in an aluminum tray, on a granite countertop, in a gorgeous kitchen. At one point … Continue reading

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Like sands through the hourglass…

So are the corn-like candles of Orchard House. It seems like autumn just snuck up on us this year. The leaves are their wonderful colors, like an Amish clothes-line on wash day. The underbrush is dying. And the pumpkins are … Continue reading

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The peacocks are loose…all hail the peacocks!

In the manner of all great country houses, including The Breakers and Biltmore, Orchard House now has free-range peacocks roaming the grounds at their leisure. While there was an attempt by the groundskeeper to purchase a breeding pair, it appears … Continue reading

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