Fall Task: Rendering Lard

When the weather gets cold and I am running the cook stove, I also render lard. It used to be from our pigs; now I get it from my friend Josh, and keep some and return some rendered lard to Josh. Last year Loyal rigged up this handy cutter. And both then and this year he chopped the lard for me The cook stove is ideal as it is a large, low heat surface. So …

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Making Masks as We are in it for the Long Haul

Covid has come close to home. First Loyal’s partner had a housemate test positive. Then two younger friends were quarantined as a school fellow tested positive. So Loyal and I had a frank discussion. When he enters my personal space after being with other people he and I wear masks. Since I asked him to wear a mask it seemed right for me to make masks. I used up some cotton quilt fabric I had …

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Please Vote

I have voted every time I could. Once I took two days off school while I was in college, and traveled 800 miles round trip to vote. I consider voting the minimum act of civic responsibility. This year, during Covid 19, I have requested mail in ballots. Please develop a plan whether mail in, mail in ballot dropped at a site, or in person voting. Whether you agree with my decisions on candidates or not, …

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