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Winterizing the Compassion Fatigue. Again.

It isn't the worst thing. Compassion requires a special kind of strength in the first place.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Nov 11, 2016

Money: If Wishes were Horses…

Lottery winners and philosophers tell us that money doesn't buy happiness, but it's more complicated.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jul 29, 2016

Rescue: Training the Things We Take for Granted

I thought all corgis slept belly up and snored like your weird uncle.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jul 22, 2016

A Lesson about Squeamishness and a Donkey.

Warning: Gray Mare rant ahead.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jul 1, 2016

Friday Farm Photo: Have a Freshly Picked Weekend.

Any plans this weekend? Summer has already arrived in full force on the farm, with sweat-drenching humidity and temperatures predicted to stay up in the 90's for the next week, so I'll be spending a lot of time watering the kitchen garden and eating...
by Farmgirl Fare on Jun 10, 2016

Friday Farm Photo: Have a Peaceful Weekend.

Any plans this weekend? Joe is finishing up replacing the ratty pine construction stairs we've been living with for nearly five (!) years in our "new" house with the locally made oak boards that have been beautifully finished and sitting around for n...
by Farmgirl Fare on Apr 29, 2016

Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant

We are facing a storm today. It’s all white-white; white fog, white snow, white breath. Winter is that time the most vibrant thing we have here is memory, and so that is what I’ll post; a memory of sky and water, while we wait for a color...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Feb 1, 2016

Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant

We are facing a storm today. It’s all white-white; white fog, white snow, white breath. Winter is that time the most vibrant thing we have here is memory, and so that is what I’ll post; a memory of sky and water, while we wait for a color...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Feb 1, 2016

Featured Book: Critters of Cedar Hill: A Collection of Stories by Marta Kastner, Anne Weede

In her book, Critters of Cedar Hill: A Collection of Stories, author Marta Kastner regales readers with stories of the creatures that make Cedar Hill their home. The stories are accompanied by whimsical pen and ink illustrations by artist Anne Weede.
by Epic Book Quest on Feb 1, 2016

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weight(less)

  “In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang describes how opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world…” –Wikipedia An unneeded bit of fluff will soon be devou...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jan 11, 2016

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weight(less)

  “In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang describes how opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world…” –Wikipedia An unneeded bit of fluff will soon be devou...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jan 11, 2016

Weekly Photo Challenge: Eye Spy

She sees more than you do, even when she isn't looking.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Dec 7, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition

Transition Imposition.   Anna Blake, Infinity Farm. (WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo–I enjoy twisting these macro prompts to share our micro life here on the Colorado prairie. My photos are taken with my phone, on...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Dec 1, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: TRIO

“You knew we were dedicated to fighting the forces of evil when you hired us.” This trio of highly motivated professionals are the Infinity Farm Type-A Aversion Therapy Team. They step in when things are just a little too perfect. It̵...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Nov 29, 2015

On Women, Bravery, and Being Old Gray Mares

If I could change one thing about women of a certain age, I wish we'd stop apologizing for our age.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Nov 27, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory

Victory: Every day that I get to stand right here. (Passion is the easy part. Living with it is the challenge.)   Anna Blake, Infinity Farm. (WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo–I enjoy twisting these macro prompts to sha...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Nov 15, 2015

The Grandfather Horse: When Animals Have Pets…

I have a bone to pick with my Grandfather Horse. He stole my goat.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Nov 13, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate

An autumn shrubbery, ornate as a paisley tapestry, is gone on the wind, Rustling ahead of a polar flip toward winter’s invariant prairie. Hurry Spring. Just as quick.   Anna Blake, Infinity Farm. (WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prom...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Nov 8, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Careful

There's nothing to fear.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Oct 26, 2015

Friday Farm Photo: Have a Picturesque Weekend.

Breakfast in the front field.Any plans this weekend? We're finally getting a little bit of much needed rain and are hoping for more tonight or tomorrow. It's mostly dusty and crunchy and brown out there, and the cool season grasses that the sheep and...
by Farmgirl Fare on Oct 23, 2015


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