Building New Fences

Monday, July 8th, 2019

We’re working on replacing fences here at Rural Route 2. Got a good start on it this past weekend with the first section. The high-tension wire is being replaced with wood. We also had great help from our Godson Gus.

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Foggy Morning in August

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

It was quite the foggy morning yesterday here at Rural Route 2 after we had over 3 inched of rain on Friday afternoon and evening when thunderstorms rolled through the area.

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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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