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At the Tomb of Lazarus

John 11:1-45 Gospel for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year A Several times a day my wife and I scan the New York Times on line. These days, of course, we find that almost every article is more bad news about the … Continue reading

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Should We Buy a New ATV?

Reflections on Luke 12:13-21, the Gospel reading for the 8th Sunday of Pentecost. Almost every day on the farm we are faced with quite consequential decisions. Today it is about our ATV. Most days we use it several times for … Continue reading

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A Brother’s Death and Thoughts of Home

My big brother, Jim, died last week. So I drove, alone, to Louisville for his funeral. Connie and I couldn’t make the arrangements for the care of the animals on the farm with the storms and coyotes and a bitch … Continue reading

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Thinking of Death Surrounded by Life

On this sixth day of May, 2019, Connie and I have just come off of hosting a four-day, Gordon Watt-led training clinic for sheepdogs, and leading two days of sheepdog demonstrations at Kline Creek Farm in DuPage County. And like … Continue reading

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In Memory of Cap

In Memoriam Cap ABCA 240965 Born 12/25/2003 Died 7/11/2018 By John Seraphine As this is being written there is a newly empty kennel at Heatherhope. Our remaining six Border Collies, Bilbo the guard dog, and Connie and I salute our … Continue reading

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Good and Faithful Servant

I’m sorry, Frodo, that I am digging your grave before you have died. It is not my wish for you to die. I am not in a hurry. But it is obviously your time. And this will keep me busy. … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Floss

Today I proclaim high praise for Floss, an exceptional Border Collie. A gift from God. From birth to death Floss was a no-nonsense working dog. If Border Collies are bred to have focus, she exuded that trait to the extreme. … Continue reading

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Twilight with Mirk

  Mirk and I laid down in the blessed, cool shade. The realization set in with me that he is indeed nearing the end of his sojourn with us; and because of that, I wept. Our time together started almost … Continue reading

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