Anyone familiar with the music of Glen Campbell knows this fun song, “I Love My Truck.” It came out in the early 80’s, and this PFO (Primary Farm Operator) has thought of the lyrics off and on many times over the years. The words still ring true and gives the listener a smile at the […]
I did not want this dog. I already had one, and we lived on a busy road. Busy to the point that over the past 15 years, we had lost two dogs to vehicles on it. The dog we now owned I had trained tirelessly over his puppy year to learn to stay away from […]
You should call yourself a nature photographer, my son recently told me. This was a compliment, and it prompted me to study the content of my photographs more carefully. He and his wife are professional wedding photographers, and he owns a camera shop. In other words they know a great deal about photography. Photos have […]
“We deliver everything but babies”. If this is not the motto of the trucking industry, perhaps it should be. Indeed, this industry keeps the world moving. Here in the Shenandoah Valley, we locals love to complain about the number of trucks traveling on I81. What would happen, though, if the trucks stopped? Even for just […]
The blacksmith, an art and useful work. Learn a few interesting things from a smithy.
We visited Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia this past September. We took, what they call, their Lunatic Tour, a two-hour tour over their beautiful, rolling hills farm. It was a lovely, sunny, warm day. One of the tourists was a beautiful lady from Africa who farmed chickens, and was interested in the […]
This adage stands true still today. Even with all the inventory in every nook and cranny of every store in town. Or perhaps, it is true because I like a challenge. I like to see what I can make from very few supplies. Be it in the my refrigerator, or the stable. When there is […]
Every morning of every day when I get up, I look out the window to gaze at the horses. It is a fine way to start a day for me. Sometimes they are over a hill and cannot been seen, which was the case one morning this week. At least that is what I thought… […]