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Feeling Nostalgic

Feeling Nostalgic–Violet and Daisy

A few weeks ago, I paid a visit to a pair of adorable donkeys named Daisy and Violet. This mother daughter duo lives in a quaint little pasture owned by my lovely friend, Ewa, and her family.

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Feeling Nostalgic–Green Tomatoes

The fall season is truly upon us now, and the garden aspect of our urban homestead is winding down. I took a break from writing to harvest the last green tomatoes —  a treat you won’t find at the store. Continue reading “Feeling Nostalgic–Green Tomatoes”

Locating Land Farmed by My Irish Ancestors

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Coddiwomple is a word recently added to my lexicon. It best describes the process by which I found the land farmed by my Irish ancestors. Coddiwomple is an English slang meaning to travel purposefully toward an as-yet-unknown destination. Gratitude and emotion fill me when I reflect on the kindness of strangers who helped me to that end. Continue reading “Locating Land Farmed by My Irish Ancestors”

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