Category Archives: farming

On Selling Your Books

Thank you, Sandy Baker, for permission to reprint your article here as a “Guest Blog.” You’re a FANTASTIC writing partner! Robin To Consign or Not to Consign . . . By Sandy Baker http://www.sandybakerwriter.com/Home.html ©Sandy Baker 2011 You’ve finally published … Continue reading

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Breaking The Rules and Playing Hooky

 

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Happy Father’s Day, Kevin

For Father’s Day I’m going to tell you a bit about Kevin. Kevin, a long time firefighter and now a fire marshal, has been interested in and working with windmills for about fourteen years now. Never one to sit around on … Continue reading

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Top Teaching Tip For Dog Lovers

Top Teaching Tip For Dog Lovers.

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I’m In Love Again

I’m in love again. And, yes, Kevin is partly responsible for this new love. Here she is:  Meet Lynnie, (or maybe Gracie) Over the last six weeks I’d been looking for a second horse to ride. Annette and Sandy were traveling … Continue reading

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Hats Off to Cookie

Hats Off to Cookie. Deborah Taylor-French generously shared her blog space with our dog Cookie.  Deborah writes a series of Dog Leader Mysteries for middle grades students. Thank you, Deborah! Find Deborah’s dog blog here: http://dogleadermysteries.com/2011/04/15/hats-off-to-cookie/

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How High The Water

In recent correspondence with Phillis, we’ve been comparing rainfall. Here in northern California we’ve been running just ahead of “normal” rainfall, at nearly 40 inches. Phillis, says her area is running short on rain. Doesn’t it seem there could be … Continue reading

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The Hayride

The Hayride © Sandy Baker 2010 Bobby begged me to go on a hayride Though I swore we had no relationship. Romance is what he was hoping for But that’s the last thing I wanted from him.   Hay piled … Continue reading

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Encounter with the Moldboard Plow

Here’s another guest blog from my friend Phillis Ballew. She re-tells the story here, much as Palmer Steinert, age 96, told her. ©Phillis Ballew 2005 ENCOUNTER with the MOLDBOARD PLOW                        Back in about 1930 when I was 20 years old, … Continue reading

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