Archive for 'Farm Life' Category

Life’s Questions from the Front Porch

May 14th, 2016 by Diane Seymour | 2

A year ago today, I sat on my father’s porch on Sugar Hill for two hours, content after a noontime meal of grilled hot dogs, Campbell’s baked beans, and macaroni salad from Connie’s Market. He liked to cook for me, and I always enjoyed the step-back-in-time warmth of eating off the well-worn melmac plates of […]

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Saving Money – It’s All in How You Slice the Spam

Aug 14th, 2009 by Diane Seymour | 2

Image by roboppy I thought of my great-Aunt Belle the other day while frying Spam. She spent all of her long life in the northeastern hills of Pennsylvania busily cooking, gardening, teaching, living. Starting when I was about six and continuing for the next seven years, I made an almost daily trek the half-mile to […]

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Deer Memories

Dec 2nd, 2008 by Diane Seymour | 2

Image by Aunt Owwee My eyes shift quickly to the left side of the road as I round the sharp curve, drawn to a boy dressed in hot orange, standing in stark contrast to the dull December browns of the Pennsylvania fields. Three more men flash by my window at sixty-yard intervals, each in orange […]

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Top 15 List of Farm Smells

Jun 29th, 2008 by Diane Seymour | 0

Image by supergiball As I sat on the picnic bench in front of the Sundae Time in Troy savoring the small waffle cone of raspberry swirl, another familiar smell caught my attention. I lifted my head and sucked in the aroma and for a moment felt the heart-tug of my childhood memories. Oh, the sweet […]

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