Category: Fearless Farm Frau

City folk have a lot to learn about food

Class warfare is an ugly thing. It seems like you can?t turn around these days without hearing how certain groups get preference, certain groups are discriminated against, or some groups are just plain evil because they don?t brush their teeth the way everyone else does. Heck, even reading this column, you can?t escape it. Well, folks, I?m gonna come right […]

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Prize pullet purchase at poultry ?museum?

It was a dark and stormy night when I sat down at my computer. (Aren?t all nights dark anyway?) The wind howled through the trees and clouds raced across the sky outside my window. Brrr. Enough of that. About a month ago, I came across a notice in my beloved Backyard Poultry magazine that a poultry show was planned in […]

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Missing flight fueling numerous theories

Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? Any good reporter, investigator, or writer worth his or her salt knows that, when faced with a mystery, these questions have to be answered. Reporters and investigators usually cut straight to the questions, but writers have to get there the long way. Since I?m neither of the first two, I must be the third, […]

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Advice for helpful hospital visits

They always say the day you stop learning is the day you die. Well, I?m not dead, but I sure did get to do a lot more learning than I wanted to lately. Being the wise and kindly person that I am, I used to consider myself an expert on visiting people in the hospital. All it took was becoming […]

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That ?Don?t Blink Syndrome?

Picture this scene. After a long hard day, you finally make your way to bed. Your nice soft mattress awaits you. You ease your tired bones under the blankets. You arrange your pillows, pull up the blankets, and there you are in your own perfect comfort zone. You sigh in bliss. You turn off the light, anticipating the return to […]

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Christmas a challenge for this control freak

Most people who pass me on the street or visit my house wouldn?t guess that I?m a control freak. There, I said it. I like certain things done a certain way (my way, of course) at a certain time (when I say so) and in a certain place (don?t you dare move my cutting board). I?m getting a little better […]

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Replacing the cats is an awww-some task

Let me make one thing perfectly clear: I am a dog person. I prefer to be adored simply on the merit that I feed a living being, keep it clean, and scritch it behind the ears. Those of you with children might understand that all children are inherently cat people, meaning that if you do these same things for them […]

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Personal health has been an adventure

Thud thud thud… THUMP. Thudthud?thudthud… THUMP. Ow! As I lay in bed in the wee hours of the morning, several thoughts ran rampant through my head. My, it?s coming early this year. Yeah, I guess I have been more tired and stressed than usual. Hmmm, it?s never hurt like that before. Maybe I should go see a doctor. Nah. I […]

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Farm living provides lessons in living

In all of my vast years on this planet, I have gained an incredible amount of knowledge about different subjects. In some of them, I even consider myself an expert. I?m a whiz at changing diapers, pretty good at Photoshop and graphic design. I can hurl myself down a mountain with a couple of pieces of fiberglass strapped to my […]

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Flooding raised the bar for farm adventures

I don?t know about the rest of you, but it?s been so wet lately that I think I might have mushrooms growing behind my ears. I guess I should have splurged on those Morel spores. It?s been an interesting month out here at the Funny Farm. When we moved out here, the previous owners told us about flooding (one time […]

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