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The seasonal blue moon of August 20-21st. Defined as the third of four full moons to take place in a season, in this case between the summer solstice and fall equinox.

Recently, I visited a cousin of mine from my mother’s side of the family. She had a lot of family records I had not seen, and I brought a bunch of stuff home with me. I’ve spent hours reading first person accounts of the lives of my Grandmother Norma and my Great Grandmother Alzina. The short version? Life was hard and these women were tough tough tough. My grandmother weighed 85 lbs for 5 years after the birth of her second son. The birth almost killed her. She was plump later in life, and never apologized for it, with good reason. Read the rest of this entry »

TurkeyBabyI’ve been having a terrible time incubating duck eggs. Turns out duck eggs (and goose eggs – my friend has been having similar issues with goose eggs) are a whole lot more difficult to successfully hatch than chicken or turkey eggs. Something to do with the humidity being not too high, not too low, but just right, along with air flow/oxygen. So, I’ve only hatched out 15 ducks out of about 35 eggs. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy first day of Spring!

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Jennifer Kleffner

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