Tractor Repair Happiness


Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Yipeeee! The 460 is running! When I was a kid and heard the 460 running, I knew that all was right with my world. I knew where Dad was, and I knew life was as it should be. My dad bought the tractor brand new in 1963. It was his pride and joy. The 460 […]

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Thunderstorms in Summertime


Sunday, July 1st, 2018

We’ve had a few impressive thunderstorms so far this summer here in at Rural Route 2, but this one was particularly photogenic. Click the thumbnail below to open a wide-screen panoramic of the storm. This storm was different from most thunderstorms because it was moving straight south – this photo is looking north from our […]

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Lovely Peonies this Year


Saturday, June 16th, 2018

My peonies are particularly lovely this year in one of my flower gardens. I cut a few of them to bring inside and enjoy before the Rose Chafers started chewing on them. I did have to pick a few Rose Chafers off before brining them inside. These peonies have such a lovely pale pink to […]

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Flashback Friday – The Garden Sculpture


Friday, May 25th, 2018

Here’s a fun “Flashback Friday” of a blog posting from wayback on May 25, 2009. The Garden Sculpture You should see our new garden sculpture. Well, actually, it’s not new — part of it is old and part of it is very old. Last year, when we were still thinking it was possible to get […]

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Farmall 460 and the Manure Spreader


Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Well, I sometimes wonder if we have too much Farmall tractor for the manure spreader? What do you think? My Dad bought our Farmall 460 brand new in 1962. But it doesn’t do anywhere close to the amount of work it used to. We mostly use it to bale hay, but this year Randy figured […]

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Royal Rhubarb Pie Recipe


Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Now that spring has arrived and my rhubarb is starting to come up in the garden, it’s time to think about making rhubarb pie. Pie Filling: 2 tablespoons water 4 cups rhubarb (cut up) 2 cups sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch a pinch of salt 1/2 cup milk (cream, or Half & Half; I have also […]

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What a Winter!


Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

What a winter it’s been here at Rural Route 2! Cold. Snowy…and we just can’t seem to be able to make the turn to spring.

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Whitetail Deer in the Driveway


Monday, April 9th, 2018

As Randy and I were feeding the horses yesterday evening we were treated to 2 whitetail deer fawns that came down the driveway for apples and corn.  At one point they were just 15 feet away. They were not the least bit concerned that we were standing so close.

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