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Radishes – A Childhood Flashback

You never know what is going to evoke some distant memory. This summer, we put in a “real” garden for the first time in many years—and that is only because my neighbor kindly agreed to let me use a corner … 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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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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