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This is the busiest time of year for us here at the Soup but that’s the way we like it. I say we but really it is my team that is carrying all the weight for me as I try to get this farm thing off the ground. I am proud to say that I […]

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A week from Thanksgiving and where have we landed thus far? The three pigs (Wilma, Betty and Blossom Dearie) are fattening nicely in the lower pasture on organic feed from local grain carrier Countryside Organics. They were too small for the elaborate electric fencing I had set up for them originally so I have them […]

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Things have really leveled off here since my last update post entitled “Disaster.”  I have fortified the strongholds, purchased anti predator gadgets, kept my rifle a little closer to my side and out from all of this something has worked. We do have to catch the remaining six ducks every night by hand and put […]

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I read somewhere of a shepherd who, when asked why he made, from within fairy rings, ritual observances to the moon to protect his flocks, replied: “I’d be a damn’ fool if I didn’t!” These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, […]

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If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same. -Kipling Up this morning at 2am. Another attack on the birds of the farm. I had heard the Guineas chirping while in a half sleep but since I had just finished my renovations to their pen I thought little […]

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Looking back at what I have done in the last two months to get this land working as a farm has given me a new perspective on the entire farm thing. Basically it is this: farm animals are the pretty boy front man for the hard working and talented band that never gets any credit […]

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It will be difficult to explain what has been keeping me busy for the last couple of months. First some updates on Rev Soup. Corner store manager John Reynolds has stepped up to take on General Management for both stores now. It is a lot of work but John has been with us for 3 […]

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Ah, who then can we turn to? Not Angels: not men, and the resourceful animals see clearly that we are not really at home in our interpreted world. -Rilke If you have not yet read Rilke’s Duino Elegies I strongly recommend it. The link will do but the translations vary so widely that an off […]

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