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2023-01-11: Finished reading: Liberation Day by George Saunders 📚 This is a book of ten short stories. I enjoyed …

2023-01-08: Currently reading: Liberation Day by George Saunders 📚

2023-01-04: Finished reading: Year of Wonder: Classical Music to Enjoy Day by Day by Clemency Burton-Hill 📚 My …

2023-01-01: Happy New Year everyone! 🎉

2022-12-23: I really dislike year end reviews of the news (or most anything else, actually). It seems to dampen …

2022-12-22: The temperature this morning is -15°F. It reminds me of the year we lived in Duluth, MN.

2022-12-21: Finished reading: The Bookstore Sisters 📚

2022-12-21: Between the storms.

2022-12-20: A huge willow after the ice fog lifted. If you look at the center of the tree you can see a major …

2022-12-19: Roof Socks We have some heavy snow predicted for the next few days, so I decided it was time to refresh the …

2022-12-18: Finished reading (actually, finished listening to): The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn

2022-12-18: Three cheers for utility workers We had several days of thick ice fog this past week. The power was out for 11 hours on one of the …

2022-12-18: Elderberry branches after a couple of days of ice fog.

2022-12-05: This is the extent of my holiday decorating this year. I spent more time tracking down dead light …

2022-11-30: On a snowy day like today, it’s nice to be able to sink into the warmth and safety of a …

2022-11-29: The official Washington State fish is the steelhead trout. However, our house favorite is the coho …

2022-11-29: Although the trend is towards a warmer climate, it has been a damn cold November.

2022-11-28: On the topic of backyard birds, I finally identified a little brown bird that has been scratching …

2022-11-27: My motivation was tested today on a difficult jigsaw puzzle.

2022-11-27: I missed yesterday’s mbnov challenge word. I guess that shows a lack of commitment.

2022-11-25: Largely because of this month’s challenge, participating on Mb has become a daily ritual.

2022-11-24: Even though I am retired, I retain my professional interest in maps and the data that go into them.

2022-11-23: I find that reading and participating in conversations on Mb have lead me to adjust my whole …

2022-11-22: Farm animals out for a graze.

2022-11-21: On these unusually cold November mornings I have to break up the ice on the chickens' water bucket. …

2022-11-20: Something I’ve noticed about my use of MB. I check the Timeline, read some of the …

2022-11-20: Every morning I repeat the same farm chores, but I also take notice of the beauty of the early …

2022-11-19: I think I can walk into any room in our house and find a novel I haven’t finished.

2022-11-18: This mystery tire showed up at our place several years ago. I assumed it belonged to our son-in-law, …

2022-11-17: We use lots of rain barrels for watering the gardens on our farm.

2022-11-16: As we were waiting at the pharmacy for our fifth covid shot, I told my wife that a mobile …

2022-11-15: I admit to being an anglophile, and I’ve always liked hearing the British pronunciation of …

2022-11-14: My pondering over my mbnov post for leave has me thinking that English would make more sense if the …

2022-11-13: Although I tried to adjust my technique, I still haven’t found the best method for extracting …

2022-11-12: It is important to remember when looking at maps of election results for the US that land …

2022-11-12: My suspicion is that by the end of the day I will be following 20 more Micro.bloggers.

2022-11-11: The display of avian gluttony at our bird feeders is impressive.

2022-11-10: A cup of hot Irish breakfast tea will minister to my sense of well-being.

2022-11-10: It is a beautiful morning for a stroll across the Palouse prairie in southeastern Washington state.

2022-11-09: I’m certain that I have never spent this much effort trying to use a particular word in a post.

2022-11-09: I’m certain I could be more productive, but I’m going to have another cup of coffee and …

2022-11-08: For a long time non-profit organizations have included address labels in their solicitation …

2022-11-07: We have a green ash tree out our window that attracts a wide variety of bird species. Today I …

2022-11-07: As I establish a habit of making regular blog posts, the insight from my fellow microbloggers will …

2022-11-05: Finished reading: Uprooted by Naomi Novik 📚

2022-11-05: Our favorite plum tree took a hard hit in last night’s wind storm.

2022-11-03: This year our autumn lasted less than two weeks.

2022-06-09: I replaced a picket fence I built years ago with a rail fence. The rails are 100+ year old siding …

2022-06-09: This thunderstorm barely missed us.

2022-06-02: The trellises for the beans are up. 🌱

2022-06-02: Columbine from the garden.🌱

2022-05-26: Finished reading: [The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society] This is a book that would not …

2022-05-26: I received my second Covid booster yesterday. I’m wiped out today, but it is nice to have some …

2022-05-25: Our hiking companions are tired of having their pictures taken. 🐕

2022-05-25: This is a view from our hike yesterday in McCroskey State Park, along the Washington-Idaho border. 🥾

2022-05-20: My wife read about someone who keeps deer out of the garden by running a single strand of fishing …

2022-05-19: I found this 15 cm painted turtle in the middle of the road while on a walk along the wheat fields …