Too. Busy. To. Write. Instead, Anna offers up some farm pictures for your edification. Farm porn is a thing, you know. And it's much more family-friendly than it sounds. Kinda nice to immerse one's eyeballs in scenes without the end-of-the-world filter, and remind ourselves that the Life Force is nothing, if not resilient.
As an admitted (you read it here first) Recognition Junkie, I am very fond of road waving. I ride my bike to work most days and I absolutely love that I can get a friendly wave from many of the vehicles and bikes along the way. Ranging from the merest reluctant twitch, to the full … Continue reading The most tricky thing a cycle commuter has to navigate is not what you think
For this edition, I am getting back to the basics of what this column was founded upon: farm stories. Quiet, unassuming farm stories. Simple, clear, lightly sardonic and gently ironic, with a secret ingredient of subtle messaging. The idea is to start simple, draw the reader in with entertainment, and finish off with booming messaging. … Continue reading Farm stories, and oh, that electoral system of ours
Having children, it seems to me, is a golden opportunity to experience a constant sense of pride, freedom and downright celebration of accomplishment. That’s right, and allow me to explain while those without roar off to procreate. Before kids, were you a bit of an over-achiever? Doing things one after another? Active, intellectual and well-read? … Continue reading Farm story does parenting
I’ll jump right in. When he was first elected I kinda thought to myself: well, there’s another imperfect democracy for you. Apparently, enough people in the right places felt good enough about him to vote for him and I guess his team played better than the other team. Bit of a shocker, but there you … Continue reading So, this Trumpocalpyse is starting to feel personal.
I am sorry to say that I have left the writing of this Wellness Alamanc article to the very last minute. It’s an effective, although perhaps not very innovative way to generate extra stress in life. I don’t think I could handle the pressure of trying to come up with brand new ways to mismanage … Continue reading The pros and cons of downtime
On the chance that anyone else is trying to figure out why they find term “science based” is so instinctively irritating (it’s hard to argue with it) and even exclusionary (since when did science get it right all the time?), I share this quote, attributed to Albert Einstein: The intuitive mind is a sacred gift … Continue reading The tired farmer falls down a rabbithole and hopes you value honest hard labour enough to pay for organic local carrots
I think this entry will consist mainly of pictures and a loosely connected, rather random series of thoughts and seasonal observations. It’s the type of thing from which good stories are grown. For now, we’ll have to make do with the planting of the seed. The season has started with a bang. The mixed vegetable … Continue reading Anyone else suffering Spring Overreach Syndrome?
This article will take the form of unapologetic “Dear Diary”. Sometimes a writer is well advised to embrace the obvious in place of more sophisticated inspiration. Indeed, in place of it altogether. The following entries are mere highlights from the last month or so. Dear Diary: I need new work pants and I think I’ll … Continue reading Dear Diary – a month in the life of an organic farmer
It is very tempting to write about the weather this month. I don’t suppose it would make much of an article though- suffice it to say, the rain might eventually be interrupted by the sun and the mountains could appear when the gloom ceiling lifts. Sunlight, though it may be the enemy of shady dealings, … Continue reading Is that a big splash of passion on your organic vegetable? You better believe it.