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The Legend of the Red Hawk Cowl

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It is said that a Lakota Indian took on a job as a scout in the army during the Civil War.  He tended to the horses and ever so often went back to his people to visit.  Over time because … Continue reading

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The Magnificent Ocean Meets The Blue Barley Cowl

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Barley is awesome stuff… It’s what gives us great tasting beer and Scottish whiskey but also makes some great tasting bread. It’s fun to explore all the varieties of grains that can be grown across the prairie. I like the … Continue reading

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The Brave, Devoted Purple Thistle Cowl

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The purple thistle has one big claim to fame. It’s the national symbol of Scotland.  In Celtic history the thistle represents bravery, devotion, durability, determination and strength. Just try to pick one and find out how much respect it demands. … Continue reading

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Visiting the land of Fairies In My Knockma Hood

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Family history is our link to those who have gone before us.  I’m often asked why St. Patrick’s day is such a “big deal” to my family. For those that know my family well you’ve heard this before, but here … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful Life with My Santa Hat

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What do you think of when you hear the term, “Christmas classics”? I guess for me I pull up my list of family traditions,  a movie or a song that reminds me of that special time of year.  It’s a … Continue reading

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This Triticale Lace Scarf isn’t for Cows

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Most people will connect Triticale not as a plant but as part of an episode of Star Trek but as a farmer, Triticale is an interesting plant with an interesting name. It’s so similar to wheat that at first glance … Continue reading

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A little bit of Summer…. My Cornfield Cowl

Winter. It’s that time of year when summertime seems so far away.  The ground is white with snow at times and it’s so cold it almost hurts to breathe. The cold wind blows and you just wish you were inside. … Continue reading

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