Category Archives: farming

Dead Doves

Every day, our cats kill at least a few doves somedays they get a cardinal somedays a myna but usually, it’s all doves. Once in a while, they get a rat or a mouse but for the most part all … Continue reading

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Noise

above the rustling of the leaves and the clucking of the chickens and the singing of the birds and the crashing of the waves and the barking of the dogs and the meowing of the cats and the neighing of … Continue reading

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Two Pigeons

Two pigeons arrived in the barn one day and we welcomed them with open arms. For a few weeks, they stuck around and it seemed as though they had found new home. We were thrilled, claiming them as our own. … Continue reading

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Flowers

Vases full of freshly-cut flowers sit on the sills of windows opened to the world and with all the beauty of the presentation death hides in plain sight. We don’t see that life is gone until all that’s left are … Continue reading

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Cranberry Sunflower-Seed Sourdough Bread

07 August 2017 I’m sitting here tonight alone at the Maui airport eating Friendly Farm’s Cranberry Sunflower Seed Sourdough Bread and I wish that you were here with me and I wish¬†that we had butter

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Kalaupapa

how many feet have walked¬†along this trail for years and years and years before hiking shoes and boots how many mules have stepped on these stones carying the weight of history how many tears have fallen remains a mystery but … Continue reading

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Spring

Flowers need the spring plants need the spring trees need the spring and the farmer needs the spring after a cold, harsh winter so the snow can melt the earth can thaw and the birds can sing once again.   … Continue reading

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