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I Grew Up on a Farm in Virginia

Monday’s Rewind Foreword – This is the first in a series of posts that I originally posted in early 2014. These are stories about my growing up in Virginia on a farm. It will cover roughly 20 years–maybe more. I … Continue reading

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“One Word Photo Challenge: Foggy”

Images for “One Word Photo Challenge: Foggy” Growing up on a farm on a river in Virginia, foggy scenes were common. The photo of the boat with the catfish pots was taken with an Argus C3 Rangefinder 35MM camera using … Continue reading

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Fond Memories (of Barbed Wire)

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Water Skiing with my Father – Part 2

From the time we first started learning to ski, we took turns pulling each other. The challenge was getting my father up on the skis, but he could not get the skis, tow rope, acceleration, and balance coordinated long enough … Continue reading

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A Modest (Book) Proposal

Category: I Grew Up on a Farm in Virginia Growing up on the farm, probably in high school, I made a large, poster sized map of the farm. The basic map was a topographical map, showing elevations, roads, symbols for … Continue reading

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Searching for Fossils – Many More Walks

Category: I Grew Up on a Farm in Virgina Exploring the Beach Many of my experiences are associated with my walks—the walks were the key to my discovery and learning process. The river, from the marsh to just before curve … Continue reading

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Fishing on the Farm Part 1 – The One that Did not Get Away

As I have mentioned before, growing up on the farm, I was spoiled—I just did not know it. We were surrounded by water—the Chickahominy River on one side and Diascund Creek on the other, and a ten-acre pond right in … Continue reading

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The Day My Mother Burned Down the Tractor Shed

My Mother Part 2 – Fire, Fish Ducks, and Grits As mentioned before (Mother – Part 1), my folks had a chicken house with several hundred laying hens. Lois tended the chickens daily and collected the eggs. This event begins … Continue reading

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I Grew Up on a Farm in Virginia

The Setting – Moyseneck Farm © Jeff Richmond The Farm was the perfect place for me to grow up. It offered the best combination of freedom, responsibility, and inspiration for the youngster that I was and for the adult I … Continue reading

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