Category Archives: Living with the ‘other’ Ed

Never give a man on a mission to create the ultimate in energy efficiency internet access to your power meter. He calls me every time I turn something on and demands to know what I’m doing.

The Lady Series

Just an FYI.  I’ve packaged my two Elizabethan novels as a set–The Lady Series–and the set will be free Sunday through Monday.  Click here and enjoy! (Of course, if you’ve already read them it’s fine by me if you use … Continue reading

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Seedlings

I spent the day turning empty garden beds into something more fruitful.  More than a 1000 plants went in today and that’s about half of what I need to plant.  Kale, spinach, lettuce, tatsoi, cabbage, more lettuce, beets, bok choi, … Continue reading

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Turkeys can swim!

News flash!  When a turkey hen takes off from the porch, aiming for the ditch bank by the barn and chokes, she drops into the Mason Ditch and calmly begins to paddle her way to the bank.  Once back on … Continue reading

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#Farm Success: One of Brighty’s teats started toward infection. A little colloidal silver and she’s back to normal.Whew! — Denise Domning (@ddomning) October 6, 2012

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Turkeys in the Trees

Okay, seems pretty expected, right?  Turkeys have wings.  They fly.  There’s no reason they shouldn’t be in the trees, well except I’ve clipped these guys’ wings. Ah but today’s trees were riverfall–the big pile is what Oak Creek has swept … Continue reading

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Field Work

From my porch I can see three beautiful tiers of red earth all carefully bermed to hold a flood.  A flood of irrigation water, that is.  Just what we needed to properly grow our veggies! It couldn’t have happened without … Continue reading

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The Barn Boys

The barn has a new wing.  Not the barn that is really Ed’s shop.  This is the barn near the turkey enclosure, the one Ed and his brother Gene raised last year after bringing it to Cornville from Desert Hot … Continue reading

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Cindy Whistler

God bless my wonderful brother- and sister-in-law.  Look what they gave us!  The contracted with Cindy Miller, a friend of ours, to paint this for us.  THANK YOU, Cindy!

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Non-Vacation III, Slaughtering Chickens

I knew it was coming. One of the things I expected to learn when we took on this lifestyle was how to turn the animals we raised into the food we ate.  I can’t say I was looking forward to … Continue reading

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Non-vacation, Part II: Our turkeys, our babies

The Universe has eaten my camera.  What that means is that, even if I did take pictures of the turkey poults (that’s the proper term for turkey chicks) , they’re gone until the camera reappears.  Ed says this is “third … Continue reading

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