“Who Needs A Doctor When You Have the Farmers Almanac”

I love Phil’s piece here. Really made me feel like life was normal for a few minutes!

Notes From The Cactus Patch

I have been reading the revered “Farmers Almanac” for the past 6 months, and it’s surprising how accurate and sometimes, inaccurate it can be.

The Almanac and I go back a long way. My Grandparents introduced me to the book when I was six years old and spent summers on their Texas farm trying to convert myself from a city slicker to a country boy. They were firm believers in the power of its predictions, although they were let down more than a few times.

This fine morning, as I drink a cup of java and read the pages, it tells me the summer in this part of Texas is forecast to be cooler and wetter than average. I know it to be BS the moment I read it. No summer in Texas is cooler and wetter. Every day for us is misery and suffering topped off with biting and…

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Carnivore Dreams – Today – I’m following my friends’ advice

Women friends. I've known for some time women are a lot smarter if sometimes not logical or analytical enough at times--they are wiser over-all. Well, I had planned yesterday to look up a blogger or website a friend of mine recommended (thanks Susan), but of course, yet again, my father took a turn and we … Continue reading Carnivore Dreams – Today – I’m following my friends’ advice

Carnivore Dreams – How my writing (and reading) and identity as a writer (and teacher) has been transformed

I knew from the time I was in junior high if not before that I would be a writer. I can remember sitting at my little antique desk in my bedroom and knowing I had been "called" to do that. It's been a very strange journey as writer. Early on, a high school teacher read … Continue reading Carnivore Dreams – How my writing (and reading) and identity as a writer (and teacher) has been transformed

Carnivore Dreams – Angle of Repose, Beyond Order, Choosing Forgiveness and –Sychronicity – Part Two

Photo by Eternal Happiness on Pexels.com Okay, since I'm still recovering from some side effects from Shingles requiring a little bit of pain med, I'm going to make Part Two, the Health update. All of these things figure some into Synchronicity which I will address directly in another of the four- parter when my head … Continue reading Carnivore Dreams – Angle of Repose, Beyond Order, Choosing Forgiveness and –Sychronicity – Part Two