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The Beetle Emancipator

In the center of Enterprise, Alabama, stands a most unusual statue. It is of a gigantic boll weevil. How odd, you think. What a specious and foolish thing, a statue dedicated to a beetle? Erected in 1919, the statue is … Continue reading

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Another page in Rebel’s tale

Sue and I were watching Raven roll off his bath when a woman of about 35 came up to us, her ‘just turned 8!” year old daughter in tow. The girl was wearing pink “Hello Kitty” boots. “Are either one … Continue reading

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Rebel meets his match.

Last week, Rebel seemed to awaken from a relatively well behaved, summertime doze and realized that he hadn’t had any excitement in a while. Or perhaps the migrating geese told him it was time to move south. Who knows? Rebel … Continue reading

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My Splendid Summer

I’ve not written lately. We have had the most splendid summer, and I spent most of it outdoors. We had warm, dry weather from June. This is unheard of in Washington State. We routinely wear heavy rain jackets to watch … Continue reading

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The trouble with Rebel

Rebel moved into the barn about two months ago. Rebel isn’t his real name, but it is his real game. Julie, his owner, is a timid, mousey little thing. She’s very retiring, doesn’t say much. She’s, oh, in her early … Continue reading

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The Freedom Song

Yesterday, Sue related to me, Raven was bad. He is usually a sweetie, but he does have a bit of the devil in him, and it popped out after she schooled him. Because it’s only polite, she and I usually … Continue reading

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When Manure Matters

A couple of years ago, I was given the Stamp of Authenticity as a horseman when a non-horseman told me “you horse people are weird”. (See “Wierd at last”, 12/12/2011). I was told this when the non-horseman discovered me mucking … Continue reading

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