Category Archives: Country Philosophy

Suzassippi’s hauling transport: State of the Art equipment

After the completion of the water treatment installation, there was a bit of dirt left over, and the destination was behind the retaining wall to fill in the space between the yard and the wall. The dirt pile is at … Continue reading

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The good thing about April deluges: They wash away the pine pollen

Yesterday late afternoon was quite lovely, with intermittent rays of sunshine and darkening skies. It was too breezy out for a fire, but as I was enjoying the view, I saw the first indigo bunting of the season and went … Continue reading

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Good morning, rayita de sol!

Good morning from a beautiful sunny blue sky in north Mississippi. It is a little chilly out still with mid-50s, but a perfect day for doing outdoor chores this afternoon when it reaches the 60s. It is incredibly uplifting to … Continue reading

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Roast Pork Tenderloin with Chili Fig Sauce

I actually cooked dinner last night. It has been a rough few weeks in Lottabusha County, especially on the Taylor hillside. We had the first major delay in the construction that has consumed our lives since last summer, with a … Continue reading

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Look under the rock: An inspiration from Anne

Mehrling Muse posted an interesting story about ice in the bird bath. One of the things I enjoy most about blogging is when conversations emerge between two (or more–those are really fun!) bloggers. Through an exchange, Anne responded with a … Continue reading

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Unmarked: La tumba de Gregorio Cortez

Is this the place Gregorio sleeps? Does he lie beneath the iron cross Fashioned by some forgotten man To mark his final resting spot? Far to the east of the little plot Are rows of graves alone Their names told … Continue reading

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Freaky Friday

Yesterday was another beautiful day on the Taylor hillside. I spent the afternoon clearing away mud from the dog ramp to the grass in the back yard. The trench work for the plumbing created a mud pit right at the … Continue reading

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The big rock and the little rock…and Grandma’s lost rock

Things have been hopping on Taylor Hill this week, what with ongoing studio work, the water well repairs, and the parking pad/cat playground. It is pretty exciting around here, so hope you can keep up! 😴 The well service dropped … Continue reading

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And the Winter Games begin…

I was preparing my oatmeal this morning when I heard a noise outside that sounded like a heavy truck. I thought it was the well service since he is due to put in the water filtration system today. I stepped … Continue reading

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How traditions get their start

Many years ago, a colleague said to me: When someone asks me to do something, and it’s a long way off, it seems like a good idea from way far off. Then, the closer it gets I find myself asking … Continue reading

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