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what I said to Beatrice this morning

Hello, how are you doing?  I sang part of Jagged Little Pill to all three goats this morning.  I think they liked it and liked my arm motions.  It was fun to make up some new lyrics about being a goat.  The new lyrics made me giggle.  Then this is what I said to Beatrice… Read More »

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my day in lists

Hello, thought you might enjoy to hear my day in lists.  Ming took this super cute picture of Beatrice the other day with her tongue out. songs I sang to the goats this morning during milking Here are the songs, in order! Love Will Build a Bridge by the Judds All We Got Is Each… Read More »

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goats

Hello, how are you doing?  Do you like goats?  Ming and I have been milking a goat on this farm in Oregon.  Her name is Beatrice, and she’s a badass.  She’s feisty and sticks her tongue out at us sometimes. I embroidered a purple goat with heavy udders of milk, to represent The World tarot… Read More »

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walnut boxes

“Hey, dear.  I think we should make some walnut boxes.  It would be a great way to use less plastic…  Just put a hinge on the whole walnut shells.  Yeah!  Walnut boxes would be so cute!” I said. We were in Ojai.  Ming was driving us from the farm toward town.  He seemed open to… Read More »

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farm news

Hello, I wanted to share some farm news with you, as we are about to leave.  The big farm news is they bought a pretty green tractor. Isn’t it a cute little tractor?  I heard they paid $9000.  They used to rent one, sometimes.  But now it’s a functional toy, owned. Another farm news item… Read More »

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farm beauty

Hello, I would like to share more farm beauty with you.  We are about to leave this place.  But I wish we could stay. community It’s not about us–it’s about them.  Ming has tended the chickens devotedly.  I’ve prepped some good veg meals.  Ming helped two community members with bike repair, set some rat traps,… Read More »

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pea shoot

Hello, we were in Ojai and ate some sprout salad we’d bought at the farmers market.  I like eating the sunflower greens best.  But we also like pea shoot. “Pea shoot is just a nice word,” I told Ming.  “Feels good to say.  Pea shoot!  Pea shoot!”  I tried out different ways.  “What if we… Read More »

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amazing things

Hello, some amazing things have been happening lately.  Day after day, I feel like they’re getting buried in the pile of amazing things, as more amazing things happen, undocumented.  Many will be forgotten. So I would like list some here, for you and for me. amazing things list We swam in the salt water pool… Read More »

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chickens

Hello, we are caring for the chickens now, at this Ojai permaculture farm.  Ming is the main person.  I think he is the Chicken Monarch.  Some roosters may not agree!  Isn’t this a pretty pic?  He’s glowing in the late afternoon light, having just thrown the compost out of the bucket. We’re doing the thing:… Read More »

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what Ojai is like

Hello–how are you doing?  Friends are asking, “How’s Ojai?” and about the farm where Ming and I stay.  So I thought I should make a post about what Ojai is like. We live in a room to the side of the kitchen.  It shares a wall with the kitchen.  There is electricity.  Here is the… Read More »