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Easter 4B: Good Shepherd Sunday and Earth Day

The Gospel reading for this Sunday is part of John chapter 10–Jesus discourse on himself as the Good Shepherd (John 10:11-18). Wendell Berry distinguishes between farmers who are married to the land and others who rape the land. I see … Continue reading

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What a Difference a Day Makes

They say about our part of the country, “If you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes.” Well, from yesterday to today there has been a bit of a shift. Here are the sheep grazing in our north pasture in … Continue reading

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Blogging in a Time of Pandemic

Isn’t it a loving God who put inside each of us the yearning to belong—to feel the presence of others—to complete someone else and have them complete us? Perhaps Covid-19 is the earth’s way of crying out to us. It … Continue reading

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Springtime Sprouts

Life has been happening fast at and around Heatherhope these days. Back in the hay field the alfalfa and grass that Chauncey II and III (or is it III and IV?) planted a couple of weeks ago are just minutely … Continue reading

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Triplets Born As First Lambs of 2018

As I write this there is still a dusting of snow on the ground, but spring and new life are heralding the Easter season. The purple finch is singing it’s boisterous song just outside the window. And we are in … Continue reading

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There Are Two Kinds of People

“There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who divide everyone into two kinds of people, and those who don’t.” I put this in quotes because I’m sure I heard it somewhere before. I Googled it and found … Continue reading

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The Animals Teach Us Advent Expectation

‘Tis the season for expectation. Pregnant waiting. Yearning flavored with confidence. Confidence born of experience. Advent has always been a favorite time for me. Of course, as a child, it all led up to that moment when we drove home … Continue reading

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Weeding God’s Garden

Whose Dominion? We just turned over from spring to summer. Everything is growing. It is a time to test my resolve to respect God’s dominion and consider my own. I go out, armed with my tank full of 2,4-D strapped … Continue reading

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Farm Stroll-Meet and Greet Lambs

Last year we were a part of the first ever Farm Stroll coordinated by the University of Illinois Extension in DeKalb County. Families and individuals could visit a number of small, specialized farms in the county, and many of them enjoyed … Continue reading

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Taking Life and Death Personally

Number 248 comes to me. She noses my leg. I’m fussing with yet another ram lamb who stumbles and falls and is far too wet in her bottom fleece. I’m putting mineral in the feeders and watching if this ram … Continue reading

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