As a curious observer of life, I blog on writing, marketing, my prairie - anything that interests me in the moment. I like to have conversations with readers, so don’t hesitate to leave a comment. I'll respond.

Prairie paths and wildlife

By Carol / 07 October 2009 / 0 Comments

A friend asked if I planned to mow the prairie off. It hadn’t occurred to me until she said something. I had been thinking to let the snow and rain mat the grass down to…

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It's not too late

By Carol / 03 October 2009 / 0 Comments

At this time of the year, I think of the end of the garden, the end of flowers. Roll up the hose, clean off the spent flower stems, bring house plants back inside. Fall coming…

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Keep asking

By Carol / 30 September 2009 / 0 Comments

“Failure is the path of least persistence.” So here we are at the same store, more than a year later. As I picked up my packages, I said, “This store would be the perfect place…

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Having faith, sowing hope

By Carol / 22 September 2009 / 0 Comments

Four years ago, some friends began to restore several acres of prairie near their country home. This summer, as we walked the paths they’d cut through their prairie, Big Bluestem waved above our heads, the…

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I geek libraries

By Carol / 16 September 2009 / 0 Comments

I love the new library site that lets you share your passion and lets you see what sends others to their local libraries. I’m thinking more about libraries because I take to the road again…

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Here at last!

By Carol / 04 September 2009 / 0 Comments

It was a strange year in our vegetable garden. It didn’t help that my husband – the one who usually does the planting – broke his ankle in April, so planting was left to me.…

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Even when it's a mess

By Carol / 01 September 2009 / 0 Comments

September 1, another month past in my prairie restoration. The battle against crab grass is lost. In some areas, the seed heads are knee deep. It is quite the mess. During August, I sought to…

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Another lie, Another black eye

By Carol / 30 August 2009 / 0 Comments

This week “Stars & Stripes” ran a story about media ratings prepared by public relations firm The Rendon Group and used by the military to vet reporters embedded with U.S. troops in Afghanistan. “Files prove…

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Sunflower playhouse

By Carol / 22 August 2009 / 0 Comments

I tried an experiment this spring, planting sunflowers in a circle large enough to be a playhouse for my new granddaughter. Since Hannah was just born on Christmas Day, she is too young to appreciate…

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Fair, Food & A New Friend

By Carol / 19 August 2009 / 0 Comments

The Iowa State Fairis full of the familiar. But it’s the surprises I look forward to. My husband and I made our annual Fair trip yesterday, taking in the usual: new farm equipment, the quilt…

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