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Springs This Summer

The high rainfall this year and last year has saturated the subsoil and filled the underground storage “tanks”. Actually these buried aquifers are NOT open spaces, like caves, flooded with water. But, instead they are layers of sand and gravel … Continue reading

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Milkweed

The milkweed is in bloom. There’s been lots of discussion in conservation and environmental circles about the importance of milkweed for Monarch butterflies. As the population of Monarchs has declined, people are asked to plant milkweed to support Monarchs and … Continue reading

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Changing Channels

This tree fell into the Creek channel sometime in the last two or three weeks. When we first moved back to the farm 18 years ago, I thought about measuring the distance from the tree to the edge of the … Continue reading

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Grandmothers’ Trees

Four generations of grandmothers have lived on Lone Tree Farm and each one has had a favorite tree. Ironically, the two grandmothers who were organized and intellectual women liked wild trees. The two who were more spontaneous and fun-loving liked … Continue reading

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Boulders at the Creek

This big boulder “magically” appeared alongside the Kanaranzi this spring. The pocket knife shows the size. This big guy is about 3 ft by 1.5 ft and is about 1 ft thick. It’s not the first heavy object that turned … Continue reading

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Silo Door

This door is all that’s left of the silo on Lone Tree Farm. My Grandpa built it in the 1920’s for his cattle feeding operation. Dad fed silage out of it to both cattle and sheep in the 1950’s. Here’s … Continue reading

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Historic Air Photos

These two photos were taken looking west in 1978 and looking north in 1983. We’ve got some newer color photos taken in 2010 and 2012 after we moved back to the farm. We’ll post those new color photos sometime too. … Continue reading

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